Riley EngelberGER






For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an architect. I wrote a letter to myself at ten years old and, among writing that my favorite candy was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, I declared, “When I grow up I want to be an architect.” It is my most long-term goal and passion, both in the past and in the present, a defining characteristic of who I am.

My upbringing on the coast of Maine has had a major influence on my life. It has connected me with the physicality of nature and has allowed me to study its form, light, composition, and lessons, something I find to be intimately connected to architecture. 

I have come to genuinely appreciate the nature of things that are real. The explosive saturation of technology has led to most of society has to only ever see a glimpse into the whole of a much larger entity. Architecture disrupts this paradigm - creating something that may be understood physically, something that may be touched, something real.

Philadelphia, PA
Chatham, MA
Washington, DC
Falmouth, ME
Block Island, RI
Longmeadow, MA
San Francisco, CA

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