We are an architecture practice that draws on E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day’s backgrounds in art, landscape, and architecture to provide informed, flexible design for a wide range of clients, sites, and projects – from individuals to art institutions, urban to rural settings, and furniture to large buildings. We explore opportunities for innovation in program, materials, and fabrication, as well as in methods of practice, through a diverse set of project types and scales of intervention, coaxing nuance and specificity from the unique opportunities of the site and project at hand.
E.B. Min, AIAE.B. Min is the San Francisco based principal of Min | Day. An honors graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in Art History and Studio Art, she began her architectural studies as a cross-registered student at Rhode Island School of Design. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and she is a licensed architect in California. E.B.’s experience in the landscape architecture office of Delaney and Cochran nurtured her interest in the integration of landscapes and buildings. E.B. has taught at U.C. Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Architecture Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. E.B. is a director of the AIA San Francisco chapter.
Jeffrey L. Day, AIAJeffrey L. Day, the Omaha-based principal of Min | Day, is Professor of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and director of the Architecture Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988, with an AB in Visual and Environmental Studies and received a Master of Architecture from U.C. Berkeley in 1995. At UNL Jeff runs FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team). an award-winning, academic/professional collaborative design lab.
FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team) is an allied practice and frequent collaborator of the architecture firm Min | Day. FACT engages design intensive projects and creative, non-profit clients in collaborations that span design and construction. In such a practice the boundaries that conventionally distinguish the profession of architecture are eroded to admit other disciplines ordinarily thought of as distinct. Under Professor Jeffrey L. Day’s leadership, FACT operates an academic/professional collaborative design lab that offers students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Architecture a forum for exploration aimed at expanding the understanding of the complex relationships between thinking (conceiving, designing, theorizing) and making. FACT is a “do-tank”, a lab in which ideas and new knowledge are developed though action as well as thought. Where academic design studios focus on ideation, conceptualization and a little design development, FACT offers students an opportunity to focus on the creative opportunities embedded in the development and realization of projects. Such a practice allows production to influence design as much as design directs production.
In 2014 Min | Day initiated a new furniture company, MOD. Stemming from pieces originally designed one-off for particular projects, MOD is a vehicle with which Min | Day explores design, fabrication and space making at the human scale. MOD makes living more fun and work more creative. Inspired by everyday geometries, MOD is furniture – infrastructure for living & working – that recognizes our inherent desire to re-arrange space. Each product is composed of several pieces that can be combined, grouped, dispersed, stacked and arranged in multiple ways. Some can be expanded endlessly, others are finite: MOD creates objects that inspire improvisation.