objet design is Bill Luza and his collaborators - A small, energetic Bay Area/NYC/Washington, DC based design studio, noted in 2003 as one of the Top 21 Emerging Designers by the Washington, DC AIA.
Bill is a graduate of the North Carolina State University - School of Design, with a BEDA degree in Environmental Design/Architecture, and has over 21 years of design and project management experience. He has been an invited Guest Lecturer and Critic for design and architecture courses and studios at Pratt Institute, Virginia Technical Institute, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, The Catholic University of America, North Carolina State University, and De Montfort University (Leicester, UK); and the students at these schools have periodically been given assignments based on objet's design studies.
In late 2006 through 2007, Bill took a 9 month research sabbatical, traveling through the UK, Germany,Austria, Italy, and France, on a quest to explore food-services culture and systems-built affordable housing.
In 2007, Bill returned to the US, and since then the objet team has been at it - designing and prototyping new food and beverage concepts, and working on prototypes for the more affordable Affordable-Home.
On the food-services side, Bill has a particular interest in the design of grocery stores, cafés, and the "third-place". He has done prototype design work for Whole Foods Grocery Stores, Red Box Automated Convenience Stores (McDonald's Corp), fine dining establishments, cafés and bars; and in 2008 was selected by Starbucks and Shop24 as a preferred Designer/Project Manager to someday possibly assist each company with proposed rebranding and development.
On the housing side, Bill and objet design have been working towards designing better looking, smarter, more accessible, affordable, and sustainable modern-housing. Our residential clients have good ideas and a quest for better living, but they're typically short of the all-mighty-dollars necessary to renovate or new-build a home. In light of this, we've taken it upon ourselves to challenge and rethink the design and construction of the roof over our heads.