Based in New York City, durodeco is a design studio co-founded by architect Rachel Robinson and structural engineer Michael Dunham. We specialize in creating contemporary spaces, furniture, and objects that evoke a timeless warmth. We offer architectural and interior design services, custom furniture design, and custom installations.
We create our pieces in New York City and work closely with local suppliers in order to achieve the highest quality materials, components - and ultimately, products - possible.
Contact us to inquire about any of the pieces on the site or to request a custom design.
About the founders
Rachel Robinson, AIA
Rachel holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She also studied drawing in Vicenza, Italy, where she was inspired by the work of Carlo Scarpa and his meticulous attention to the interface between historic architecture and contemporary design. The interplay between new and old is a theme that often appears in her own work. Now a licensed architect working in New York, she has experience in residential, cultural, and hospitality projects. Rachel continues to draw inspiration from New York City and its unique architectural character.
Michael Dunham, P.E.
Michael grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Colorado State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In 2005, he moved to New York City to pursue a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering at Columbia University. He has been a structural engineer in the facade and lightweight structures industry for 11 years and has worked on projects ranging from cable-supported glass walls at One World Trade Center in New York, to "The Wingtip Bridge" - a 582-ft span pedestrian bridge in the mountains of West Virginia, to the new airport planned for Mexico City.