Originally from California, Zachary Meade first studied architecture at the University of Lund in Southern Sweden where he gained an affinity for Scandinavian design and culture. After finishing a Masters at the Newschool of Architecture & Design in Southern California, he practiced architecture at award winning offices in New Zealand and Australia for four years before briefly studying design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and finally returning to the U.S. He now works at a large architecture firm in San Francisco and actively pursues design competitions and writing in his own time. He has passion for architecture, graphic design, teaching, and a little bit surfing. With both US and Finnish citizenship, he hopes to maintain a connection to international awareness and design, while making a permanent and meaningful impact in the bay area.