Deane Madsen is a writer and architectural photographer living and working in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Brutalist DC, an online appreciation society for Brutalist architecture in the nation’s capital, and the former associate editor of design for Architect Magazine, where he covered architectural news and awards. His writing has appeared in Architect, Architectural Digest, Architectural Lighting, Architectural Record, ArchitectureBoston, ArchitectureDC, Contract Magazine, EcoBuildingPulse (the successor entity of Eco-Home and Eco-Structure), Landscape Architecture Magazine, Metropolis, Oculus, Residential Architect, Topic Architecture, and elsewhere.
Deane grew up in Boston, and spent eight years in Los Angeles, during which time he earned his Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. While at UCLA, Deane studied under Neil Denari, Sylvia Lavin, Craig Hodgetts, Jeffrey Inaba, Hadrian Predock, Georgina Huljich, Heather Roberge, Roger Sherman, Dana Cuff, Richard Weinstein, Ben Refuerzo, Michael Osman, Kivi Sotamaa, and Benjamin Ball. He worked as an architectural assistant to Andrea Lenardin Madden at her Los Angeles firm a l m project from 2007-2011.
Deane was an active student leader at UCLA’s School of Architecture and Urban Design, winning the Alpha Rho Chi Medal at graduation. His work, and that of his classmates, can be found in their self-published book, KoreaTown Now!, a compilation of datascapes made during a quarter-long investigation of the Los Angeles neighborhood of KoreaTown.
Deane is also an avid photographer who uses both film and digital cameras to capture photographs around the world. Follow him on Instagram at @deane_madsen and @brutalistdc.
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