Oliver Oglesby
Oliver is from Denver, Colorado, where access to urban parks, public spaces, and the nearby Rocky Mountains cultivated an affinity for urbanism and landscape as an integrated whole. Oliver grew up hiking, cycling, skiing, and kayaking in Colorado and Northern California, explorations which influenced his mixed-media drawings, collages, prints, and sculptures in arts magnet school. His experience constructing a sustainable aquaponics system in the Dominican Republic cemented his interest in designing equitable and resilient communities across multiple scales.

Oliver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Architectural Studies from Middlebury College, where he also minored in Environmental Studies. At Middlebury, he received the Christian A. Johnson Prize in Architecture, worked as a design and GIS research assistant, interned with the town’s planning office on local mapping, and built architectural projects with Island Design Assembly. Oliver spent his junior year studying architecture and urban studies through Columbia University GSAPP’s New York/Paris program. Prior to joining MVVA, he interned with AWP Office for Territorial Reconfiguration in Paris, and with a variety of design practices in Denver.

Oliver joined MVVA in 2018.

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