Beau Trincia is a senior experience designer and project leader at IDEO, taking his expertise as an architect and applying it to the design of digital interactions and environments. He has worked with clients that include Microsoft, the American Red Cross, Bank of America, State Farm Next Door, Samsung Mobile, Jumeirah Hotels, and the Stanford d.School.
Prior to joining IDEO, Beau worked for notable architects Iwamoto Scott, NOX and Emergent, designing everything from a small origami shade wall to a 50-unit affordable housing community. His work includes projects exhibited in the Vitra Museum and published in Transmaterial, Network Formations, FastCo Design and Metropolis magazine. More recently, Beau has been collaborating with many San Francisco Bay Area interaction designers, developers, and urbanists to activate public spaces by creating tactical architectural installations with integrated social media experiences.
Beau received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture with Honors from North Carolina State University. At Berkeley, Beau taught several design studios and received the John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship, spending a year studying interactive and responsive architecture in Asia and Europe.
In his spare time, Beau can be found laser-cutting everything he can get his hands on, playing the synthesizer, making computer accessories with his brother Nick, and immersing himself in the chaos of city life.
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