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Zachary Rousou

Zachary John Rousou, RA

Founding Principal


Zach received a B.A. in Art History with a concentration in Architectural Studies from Georgetown University in 2007. He subsequently earned Master's degrees in both Architecture and Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 and 2011. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Hugh Ferris Award for Architectural Drawing and was short-listed for the Frederick Widmann Prize for excellence in design.


Before founding Studio Rousou in 2022, Zach spent two years as Project Designer at Dean/Wolf Architects where his principal project, the Ephemeral Edge house, garnered an AIANY Honor Award and a Progressive Architecture Award from Architect Magazine.  He spent the next nearly ten years at Selldorf Architects where he served as Senior Project Architect and Project Manager on several highly complex and noteworthy projects including the Christie’s Rockefeller Center expansion, The Frick Collection museum renovation and expansion, a ground-up high-rise condominium development at Domino Park in Brooklyn, and several private homes and hospitality projects.


His diverse experience has cultivated a unique ability to navigate the complexities of design, regulatory approvals, and construction while delivering the highest standards of service, craft, beauty, and experience to his clients. Zach is sensitive to the impacts the construction, operation, and use of buildings have on our short and long-term well-being and is committed to making responsible contributions to the built environment at any scale.

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