Jeff Kamuda, AIA

Attended school at Syracuse University and abroad in Florence, Italy.
Majored with a Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude.
Was previously employed at SHoP Architects in NYC, Audrey Matlock in NYC, Munly Brown Studio in Syracuse, and Bread Loaf Architects in Vermont.
Grew up in Pittsford, Vermont.
Has lived in Brooklyn, Syracuse and Vermont.
Art-based creative inspirations include Olafur Eliasson, James Turrell and Robert Irwin.
Photo-based inspirations include Stephen Shore, Sebastiao Salgado, and Gregory Crewdson.
Film-based inspirations include Wes Anderson, Tim Burton and David Lynch.
Culinary inspirations include Rene Redzepi, Grant Achatz and Ferran Adrià.
Musical inspirations include Thom Yorke, Tom Waits and David Byrne.
Architectural influences at the moment include work from Japan (SANAA, Kengo Kuma, Go Hasagawa, Suo Fujimoto), Switzerland (Herzog de Meuron, Bernardo Bader, Peter Zumthor), and northern Europe (Office KGDVS, OMA, Powerhouse Co., John Pawson, David Chipperfield, Juliaan Lampens).
Summer hobbies include mountain and road biking, hiking, and water skiing. Winter is all about enjoying the snow; classic, skate, backcountry, alpine, and telemark skiing. Outside of sports, he loves to cook, plan, read, draw, take photos, and play guitar.
Favorite type of vacation is with his wife, enjoying a healthy mix of culture, food, and mountains via a well-researched itinerary.
The farthest he’s ever been from home is the south island of New Zealand. He visited his wife there in college and spent time with her enjoying the incredible countryside and “jumping from high places, since Kiwis are really into that!”
First job was working at his family’s country market in Pittsford; filling coolers, stocking shelves, sorting bottles and “taking my fair share of free snacks.”
Favorite color is International Klein Blue.