Miles’ approach to design marries futuristic optimism with pragmatic execution. As a self-described ‘maximalist’ his design looks to create the new Avante Garde using advanced design technology. Professionally, Miles has 7+ years of project and construction management experience and has worked on a number of large scale projects in the Bay Area. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University and Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Creatively, Miles’ medium of choice is photography because it is both nuanced and technical
Ari’s interest lies at the intersection of design, human interaction, and economic development. As the owner & creative director of Viscera, a brick and mortar shop in Downtown Oakland, she has first hand experience developing and building a brand in numerous settings. As creative director, Ari has directed numerous photo shoots, product launches, marketing campaigns and even the production of a magazine. Ari’s undergraduate degree is in Architecture from the University of San Francisco and has a Master’s in City Planning with an emphasis in Urban Design from UC Berkeley.