Randolph Damico is a practicing architect and visiting assistant professor of interior architecture at Ohio University. He holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was awarded the William Davis Prize for Best Thesis, and a post-professional Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, Damico was an adjunct professor of architecture at Louisiana State University, where he taught graduate and undergraduate history and theory seminars and surveys of contemporary art and architecture as well as foundation design studios. In addition, he has served as guest critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Career Discovery Program, Boston Architectural College, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
As a teacher, writer, and designer, his work probes architecture’s recursive relationship with society, art, politics, and philosophy, focusing especially on the modern subject (individual as well as collective) and the way in which this subject affects and is affected by architecture and space. Damico is particularly interested in the nature of obsolescence within our post-traumatic memorial culture as it is currently being reformulated in the buildings as monuments of the twenty-first century.
In addition to his teaching and research, Damico has engaged in almost thirteen years of professional experience, which spans a variety of project types and scales. He has worked on award-winning projects with prominent architecture offices including Frank Gehry and Xten Architecture in Los Angeles, Related Companies in Aspen/New York, and Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans.