About Me


Grünblau Design Studio | Co-Founder
Digital Designer, Sculptor, Fabricator and Educator

Lawrence Technological University | Adjunct Professor, Coordinator VC4
Advanced Design Studios, Digital Fabrication and Visual Communication

Massie Architecture | Director of Applied Technology, Co-Designer on multiple projects
Responsible for all 3D modeling, documentation, and digital fabrication for various award winning residential and installation projects

Cranbrook Academy of Art | Invited Lecturer and Visiting Artist
Lead multiple annual seminars on digital fabrication and making as it relates to art and architecture


Master of Architecture | Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Bachelor of Environmental Design | Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Invited Artist/Annual Workshop Series
Rhinoceros 3D: Integration of Art and Digital Fabrication
[Make] Seminar: CAD, CAM, Introduction to CNC Plasma and Router
Advanced Computer Modeling and Digital Process
Analogue to Digital to Analogue: Exploration of 3D Scanning and Rapid Prototyping

Detroit Artists Market | Design Show Talks, Invited Panelist

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan, Instructor
Transportation Design Department, Precision 2D/3D Modeling, Advanced Rendering
Industrial Design Department, Precision 2D/3D Modeling, Advanced Rendering

College for Creative Studies, Crafts Department, Invited Speaker, Detroit, Michigan

The University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture, Invited Speaker, Detroit, Michigan

College for Creative Studies, Industrial Design Department, Invited Speaker, Detroit, Michigan

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York | Instructor, Graduate and Undergraduate School of Architecture, Rhinoceros 3D and Microstation, Applied Technology in Architecture focusing on Digital Communication and Production

Projects / Installations

Wessen Lawn Tennis Club, Pontiac, Michigan

Dewey Pool House, Birmingham, Michigan

Post-Industrial Complex, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan

4 Storey Lasercut Handrail, Bloomfield Hills Residence, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Lululemon Storefront Birmingham, Michigan

Maker Faire, Platform CNC, Detroit, Michigan

Valley Way Entrance Gate, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Taubman/Two Mile Hollow Residence, East Hampton, New York, New York

Etterbeek Bar and Lounge, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Cranbrook New Museum Reception Area, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Nagerian Residence, Birmingham, Michigan

DAM Design Show, Bath, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, Michigan

Taubman Falcon 2000EX Corporate Jet Interior and Exterior Design

Porous Light, 2010 Design Show, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

North American Bancard Headquarters, Troy, Michigan

Taubman Residence Conservatory, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Maker Faire, DIY MDF CNC, Detroit, Michigan

Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit, Michigan

AXA VIP Art Lounge, Art Basel, Miami, Florida

Whistle Vase, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI

American House 08, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

CAT table, Design Democracy 08, ICFF New York City, NY

PARAHINGE chair/table, Design Democracy 08, ICFF New York City, NY

Milan House, Milan, New York

Crysler Pentastar, Clear!Blue, Birmingham, MI

X Screen, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Sipes Residence, Los Angeles, California

Sternal Residence, Spencertown, New York

Younger Residence, Mercer Street, New York City, New York

Big Belt House, Meagher County, MT

Grabler Building, Laight Street, New York City, NY

Mondo Cane Duane Street, New York City, NY

WPS1.org Internet Radio Station

Entry Space, Shanghai Biennale

White Necklace, Doha Corniche Competition Entry in collaboration with Martha Schwartz

Playa Urbana, PS1 MoMA Young Architects Program Competition.

Window Installation, Agnes B, New York City, NY

Big Sky House, Meagher County, MT

Published Work / Images

Dougherty, Dale. “Makers Dozen: Detroit” (July 2010); Available from http://blog.makezine.com/2010/07/25/makers-dozen/

Noe, Rain. "DIY CNC? WTF! (part 1 and 2)" (December 2009); Available fromhttp://www.core77.com/blog/technology/diy_cnc_wtf_part_1_15459.asp

Elle Décor Italia, “Passato Moderno”, Tami Christiansen, December 2009, p. 158 – 167

Hauser Magazine for Architecture, Berlin, Germany, August 2009

Hay, David. The Prefab Issue. "Massie Produced" Dwell Magazine (February 2008):Cover,22, 73-79."

Oltrogge, Brian. "William Massie | American House 08" (last updated c.2008,); availablefrom http://www.massiearchitecture.com: Internet.

Arief, Allison. "The Dwell Home." Dwell (July-August 2003) p 73-92.

Gilmartin, Ben. "(1:1) Merging Design and Making: Bill Massie." New Technologies: NewArchitectures, Praxis Journal of Writing and Building 1, no. 6 (2004) p 18-27.

Herbers, Jill. Prefab Modern. Harper Collins Publishers, (2004) p 139-140 149

Cohen, Jean-Louis; Martin, G.; Moeller, Gerard. Liquid Stone: New Architecture inConcrete. Birkhauser, (2006).

Fredricksen, Eric. "Undress Rehearsal" Architecture Magazine, (June, 2006) p 55

Schwartz, Martha. "Doha Corniche Competition, Martha Schwartz Submission" availablefrom http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp? Site_id=7765

Rosa, Joseph. Next Generation Architecture; Folds, Blobs, and Boxes. Rizzoli Press,(2003).

Kroloff, Reed. Best and Brightest 2002. “William Massie.” Esquire (December 2002).

Massie, William. "Remaking in a Post-processed Culture." Versioning: EvolutionaryTechniques in Architecture, ed. Sharples Holden Pasquarelli. Architectural Design 72, no. 5(Sept/Oct 2002) p.54-59.

Hay, David. "How to Build a House for $145,000." Dwell Magazine (August 2002) p 82-84.

Sirefman, Susanna. Modern Shoestring: Contemporary Architecture on a Budget. MilanHouse | Milan, New York | William Massie Architect | $172.00 Per Square Foot | 2007:Monacelli Press, (2008) p 91-99

Waters, John. Blobitecture: Waveform Architecture and Digital Design. Rockport Publishers,2003

Arquitecturas de Exhibicion, “William E. Massie: Playa Urbana/Urban Beach”,September2002, p. 26

Email: brian.oltrogge@gmail.com Address:
White Lake, Michigan 48386