AS _ IS (2016 / SF) is an integrated research and architecture practice working on the issue of user engagement in urban architecture across the professional disciplines of architecture, interior and urban design.
Directed by Colin Billings and Dominique Price, the AS _ IS team is actively researching the impact of share-culture on the urban fabric, working with small group led projects to advance the spatial agency of design in context, supporting socially engaged student initiatives in the profession of architecture, and raising awareness of the instrumental role that domestic urbanism and soft infrastructure projects play in the attainment of a healthy and vigorous sense of the city.
1254 Mason Street / 94108
Tel: +1 (415) 515 – 2517
Dominique Price is an award winning architect and academic practitioner based in San Francisco, co-founder of this studio ‘AS _ IS’ and it’s companion program ‘SI _ SA’, an independent soft architectural integration initiative, and Director of MMoser Associates where she has global reach to over 15 offices.
Versed in a design language developing from the transilient metabolic and hybridizing processes that the urban environment is currently undergoing as it is being enveloped by the virtual, she works at the intersection of media, social infrastructure, and the construction arts to blend more humanistic sensibility into the new technical environments.
Dominique has led pioneering designs of soft urbanism hybrids for clients such as Airbnb, Rocketspace, and Visa, as well as notable developments for culture-conscious universities and developers.
Dominique apprenticed in the architectural practices of Will Bruder Architects and Studio Gang Architects. She has been a featured panelist and has juried for the AIA, a committee member and juror of the IIDA, and chairs the board of the Transbay Citizens Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Office of Community Investments and Infrastructure. She has taught, jurored, and lectured at UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, San Jose State University, and Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dominique received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in 2000 where she was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal, Albert Kahn Fellowship, and the Marion Sarah Parker Memorial Award, among other honors. In 2007 she won the Booth Traveling Fellowship to travel extensively across Brasil and study the seminal work of the architect Lina Bo Bardi.
Dominique’s work has won many awards including the AIA Arizona Honor Award, AIA Western Mountain Region Honor Award, IIDA Southwest Merit Award, Contract Magazine Best Public Interior Award, Arizona Masonry Guild Excellence in Masonry Award for her work with Will Bruder on Agave Library, the AIA Arizona Honor Award, AIA Northern Nevada Honor Award, AIA Western Mountain Region Honor Award for her work on Nevada Museum of Art, the AIA San Francisco Honor Award, AIA East Bay Honor Award, AIA Arizona Citation Award for her work on Hercules Public Library, the AIA Arizona Merit Award, AIA Western Mountain Region Citation Award for her work on Loloma 5, as well as the AIA Chicago Citation of Merit Award for her work with Studio Gang on Columbia College Media Production Center.
In addition these projects have been widely published in Architectural Record, GA, Metropolis Magazine, UME, LOFT, Abitare, Plan, and Azure, among others.