OBJECT TERRITORIES was founded by Marcus Carter, Miranda Lee, and Michael Kokora.
MARCUS CARTER is a partner at OBJECT TERRITORIES and leads the office together with Michael Kokora and Miranda Lee. His recent projects include an urban Greenway and Masterplan for the city of St. Louis, a public park and market in Da Nang Vietnam, a masterplan for revitalizing the Erie Canal in New York, a landscape masterplan for downtown Oakland in California, a Museum and Masterplan in South Korea, a museum in Lithuania, and a winery in northern China. As an associate at Steven Holl Architects, he led a number of cultural, residential, and mixed use projects in New York, France, Copenhagen, and China. Prior to SHA, Marcus worked on a variety of project types at KPF and RAMSA including high-rise office towers, hotels, courthouses and university buildings. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas, studying in Rome during that time, and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture where he studied with Michael Kokora. While at Yale, Marcus was editor of Perspecta, the Yale Architectural Journal. His writings focus on urbanism, postmodern design culture and the sublime in architecture.
MIRANDA LEE is a partner at OBJECT TERRITORIES where she leads the office together with Marcus Carter and Michael Kokora. Recent projects include an urban Greenway and Masterplan for the city of St. Louis,a winery in northern China and a museum and masterplan in South Korea. Prior to founding OBJECT TERRITORIES, Miranda was an architect in the offices of OMA and Shigeru Ban, in Rotterdam, Tokyo, New York, and Hong Kong. She has been involved with projects across Asia and North America, across disciplines of master planning, architecture, and interior design. She was one of the leading architects at OMA for the West Kowloon Cultural District competition between 2008-2010, the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Hong Kong, the flagship store of Maison Ullens in Paris, and was one of the leading designers on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, which was completed in 2013 and was the project through which Miranda met Michael Kokora. She is the honorary design architect and a member of the project committee with the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation for their Lam Tin redevelopment project. She continues to expand her language in design through research and experiments in materials and production methodology. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York.
MICHAEL KOKORA is a partner at OBJECT TERRITORIES where he leads the office together with Marcus Carter and Miranda Lee. Recent projects include an urban Greenway and Masterplan for the city of St. Louis, a park and market in Da Nang, Vietnam, a masterplan for revitalizing the Erie Canal in New York, a landscape masterplan for downtown Oakland in California, a museum and Masterplan in South Korea, a museum in Lithuania, and a winery in northern China. He is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and teaches in the Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs where he has been working to develop alternative landscape development visions in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Prior to founding OBJECT TERRITORIES Michael was a partner at OMA and led the office’s work in Asia. Michael’s past projects include a number of masterplanning, landscape, high-rise, residential, and cultural projects in Hong Kong, China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, France, and the United States. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture where he received the Eero Saarinen Memorial Scholarship for design.