Douglas Garofalo is a Chicago-based architectural maverick known for pioneering the use of computer modeling to encompass his engineering practice. With the completion of his Hyde Park Art Center he’s become accepted by the mainstream as an important designer of public space. His projects vary greatly in scale and location. They include forms of collaboration that cross both geographical boundaries and professional disciplines. They push the limits of conventional design practices by taking full advantage of electronic media.
Douglas Garofalo was born in Schenectady, New York. He graduated from Yale University in 1987. The work of Garofalo Architects has been recognized as part of "The New Vanguard" in Architectural Record, and the "Emerging Voices" program at the Architectural League of New York.