uthenticity. Timelessness. Sustainability. By promoting these principles, our firm has generated an exemplary body of critically acclaimed work. Creating environmental modernism since 2001.
Max graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Florida in 1994. He went on to receive a Masters Degree at Columbia University, along with an honor award for design excellence. Prior to launching his own firm, he worked for the world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid in London. Thereafter, Max worked for New York-based SHoP Architects on the award-winning design for the Manhattan Museum of Sex (MOSEX). Of greatest influence, however, was Max's association with Florida architect, Gene Leedy. He was raised in a Leedy-designed home and later began his career at Gene's Winter Haven office. Leedy was an important member of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement and provided Max with a solid background in classic modernism.
Locally, Max has served on the City of Miami's Planning Advisory Board and Urban Environment League's Board of Directors. He has also worked for Coconut Grove's Village Council as Zoning Committee Chairman. He is a graduate of the Miami Fellows Initiative and continues to serve on the Board of Advisors for Florida International University, the Professional Liaison Committee for the University of Florida and the National Tropical Botanical Garden at The Kampong's Board of Overseers.
ason graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado in 2001. He went on to work in the Vail Valley for Fritzlen Pierce Architects, lead by Principals Lynn Fritzlen and Bill Pierce. Jason gained experience in the development and construction of custom homes throughout the Vail Valley as well as the development of mixed-use construction, renovation and master planning projects in Vail's on-mountain villages. With his gained experience, Jason moved to Miami and began working for Max in 2003 as a Project Manager. Jason has managed award winning projects such as the Schokman Education Center at the Kampong, multiple private residences, mixed use developments and marketing and public relations work.
In 2006, Max named Jason his Office Director, charged with overseeing the firm's Project Managers, marketing and PR strategies, internal financial budgets and long-term growth and overall success of the firm. Jason's adoration of timeless modernism, natural pallettes and the lush landscape of South Florida continue to drive his passion for Architecture and the vision of Max Strang.
Ben graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Florida in 1998 and went on to work for both the Farrington Design Group and The High Musuem of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. After relocating to New York City, Ben worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) for 2 years as a Project Manager. In 2002 Ben returned to the University of Florida and recieved his master's of architecture in 2004. After graduation, Ben moved to Miami where he began work as a Project Manager for Mateu Architecture, lead by Principal Roney Mateu. In June of 2007, Max Strang Architecture hired Ben to continue his excellent work as a Project Manager for both large-scale mixed-use projects and high-end residential endeavours.
Maria graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Colorado in 2002. She went on to work for several esteemed architects in Miami before coming to Max Strang Architecture in early 2007. Maria has developed her experience in both the modern and classic overtones of the modernist movement, and has also developed the Interior Design divison for the firm. Her sensitive approach to design has proved successful from the residences and commercial office interiors she has managed.