I established my award winning interdisciplinary practice, BRUCE TOMB, http://www.brucetomb.com, in 1998. Through both client commissioned and experimental projects, I have been engaged in a wide range of architectural projects, with technological, material, and environmental concerns. The practice is particularly experienced in projects with a historic dimension where the artifact of the existing architecture is desired or required to be thoughtfully addressed through the numerous complexities of contemporary culture. My unique approach for the work is developed with a perspective from art and industrial design. Prototype and production furniture, product, installations in galleries and public places reflect my attention to detail and ideas.
My work may be characterized as overlaying contemporary culture, antecedents, historical context, and speculative futures. Collaboration informs all aspects of projects, from conception through realization, whether it be with the client, builder, fabricator, engineer or supplier. The interrelationship of all these aspects combined with over 30 years experience impacts my nuanced approach to sites, the ideas and choice of materials, working process, and formal strategies.
I have exhibited at museums such as the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the M.H. deYoung Museum, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Whitney, The Estuary Biennial in Nantes, France and is part of the permanent collection of SFMOMA.
The strength of my work has been recognized with numerous grants and awards, from organizations such as Center for Cultural Innovation, ID magazine, Architectural Record and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
I have taught at UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and California College of Arts in San Francisco/Oakland, teaching Architectural Design, Interdisciplinary, Interdepartmental and Sculpture Studios since 1989.
Integral to my practice is the company, INFINITE FITTING, http://www.infinitefitting.com dedicated to the design and manufacture of hand finished sand-cast I F White Bronze, Silicon Bronze, Brass Basins and plumbing accessories available through showrooms. Infinite Fitting, with ties to industry resources such as foundries, pattern design, also provide a work flow that makes possible the realization of custom details unique to each project and client at reasonable costs.
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