Employee Spotlight: Tyler Hall

When did you first realize that you wanted to be an architect? 

I first realized during my freshman year, when I took studio as an Architectural Engineering major. Studio was fun, and calculus was not. Long story short. 

Do you have a favorite building? Favorite architecture style?

My favorite building is Segerstrom Hall in Irvine, CA. I don’t have a favorite style, my preferences in architecture have more to do with the building program and detailing. I like interesting details, and any building designed in form and function to foster creativity. That being said, I am very interested in adapting really old buildings to be used for new things.

                                                    Segerstrom Hall, Irvine, CA.

                                                    Segerstrom Hall, Irvine, CA.

 

Do you have a favorite architect, one that inspires you or one that you aspire to be like?

My favorite architect is Luis Barragan, because I love his use of color. I think the world should be more colorful.

What kind of projects would you like to work on? 

I want to design theaters and performance spaces. I think they are the most fun to be in and to design, and they can form amazing emotional connections and also function as a blank slate at the same time.

Tyler's design of a Parados style theater. The Parodos is an entrance affording access either to the stage (for actors) or to the orchestra (for the chorus) of the ancient Greek theater. 

Tyler's design of a Parados style theater. The Parodos is an entrance affording access either to the stage (for actors) or to the orchestra (for the chorus) of the ancient Greek theater. 

What is your favorite part of a structure to design?

I like designing lighting in interior spaces.

What inspires you outside of the architecture world, and does it influence your perception of architecture?

I’m most inspired by works of fiction - theater, film, literature - and works of art like music and photography. They influence my perception of everything and I fancy myself more as a storyteller than an architect.