Plural Office LLC is a full-service architecture firm located in Austin, TX focused on sustainable design and socially-progressive ideas. As a group of architects and researchers, we are committed to helping shift paradigms to create more environmentally sensitive and equitable places, spaces and cities. The office is currently working on projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Washington State. Alongside our construction projects, we engage in critical research focused on issues that affect and are affected by the built environment.
Joshua Carel is a licensed architect in Texas, Idaho and Washington State and a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC). Prior to founding Plural Office, he lived and practiced in Tulsa, Seattle, and Boston and has a wide range of experience in context and project type. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and a graduate certificate in Urban Sustainability from Harvard University. Josh co-taught Construction Methods and Materials at the University of Washington for several years and has been an invited design critic at the University of Texas, the University of Washington, Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is a partner and leads the architecture division at Plural Office.
Adelle York is an urban researcher and architectural designer. Her research is at the intersection of sovereignty, resource extraction, and urbanization, examining the ways in which territory is expressed as it relates to global oil capital. Adelle received her Bachelor of Architecture with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma and a Master in Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She has worked as a designer in Texas, Oklahoma, and Washington, and has taught design studios with the Harvard Design Discovery Program and the Art Institute of Seattle. She has been an invited design critic at Boston Architectural College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, the University of Texas, and the University of Oklahoma. She is a partner and leads the research division of Plural Office.
Scott McDonald joins us from Northwest Arkansas where he practices and runs Deft Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Fay Jones School Of Architecture, where he focused on furniture design and steel fabrication. He has managed the Fay Jones School of Architecture wood shop and led the construction division of the University of Arkansas design-build program. Prior to joining Plural Office, he was a design associate at Marlon Blackwell Architects and Brya Architecture, then transitioned into building custom homes for Insite Construction. Scott bridges the gap between functional design and construction; he finds his niche in producing constructable solutions to sophisticated architectural challenges. Scott is the Director of Constructability at Plural Office and leads our projects in Northwest Arkansas.