[RAW] Design is a collaboration between Rebekah and Adam Wagoner. Rebekah and Adam graduated from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design in 2009. At KSU, Adam received a Bowman Merit Award, an AIA Kansas Student Honor Award and a national AIAS/Kawneer Honorable Mention, and Rebekah obtained LEED accreditation and received the AIA Henry Adams Medal for graduating first in class.
Upon graduation they were commissioned to design a new flagship building for the restaurant Linkhaus and formed [RAW] Design in Wichita, Kansas. They took the project from schematic design through construction and then worked with the same developers to renovate multiple abandoned downtown Wichita buildings into new, mixed-use developments. These projects include the Zelman, the Renfro and the Lux.
In 2011, [RAW] moved to Delft, Netherlands where Rebekah began a Masters of Architecture at Technical University of Delft, and Adam continued their ongoing projects and worked for Claus en Kaan Architecten in Rotterdam. At TU Delft, Rebekah focused on hybrid projects, integrated systems, and graduated with a degree annotation in Technology in Sustainable Development.
At the same time [RAW] worked with Clinic in a Can, retrofitting shipping containers into health clinics to be shipped around the world. From this connection, they were commissioned to design a master plan for ELWA, a radio station, hospital, school, church and housing complex in Monrovia, Liberia.
In 2013, [RAW] moved to New Haven, Connecticut where Adam attended Yale’s School of Architecture and was nominated by Peter Eisenman for the 2015 Feldman Prize. During these two years, Rebekah worked for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Rebekah and Adam then moved to Mexico City to work for Tatiana Bilbao Estudio in Mexico City before relocating to Denver, Colorado in 2016.
In Denver, Rebekah is an Associate at Gensler as well as the Chair of the Colorado Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. Adam was previously the Design Director at 359 Design and is now an Architect at Open Studio Architecture. Adam also teaches design studio and seminars at the University of Colorado Denver and is the host of the Architect-ing Podcast.
The couple lives in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver with their son, daughter and scruffy black dog.