About Us


ilson and Rohrbacher is an architecture, design and research firm. We take our experience in building award winning architecture for institutional, cultural and residential clients and bring it into a wide variety of spatial scenarios. Our firm pursues design in broad contexts by redefining how we practice, by finding affordances with digital tools and techniques, and by expanding design scope to consider the interrelated conditions that surround spatial concerns. By rethinking how we work as architects, we find that we have the capacity to create potent design that is capable of addressing significant challenges. Contact us if you’d like to know more.

Anne Filson is an architect, researcher and educator, who has pursued the critical practice of architecture through a wide range of projects for many types of clients. She was a Project Architect at OMA/Rem Koolhaas, pursued Strategic/Design Consulting for IDEO’s Smart Space Practice, and worked at both large corporate and small design-centric firms. She currently teaches design and professional practice at the University of Kentucky, and holds a MArch degree from Columbia University and a BA in Art History from Smith College. She is LEED Accredited, NCARB Certified and a Registered Architect.

Gary Rohrbacher pursues architecture equally through practice and teaching. As a project architect and senior designer, he has focused on integration of design, theory and technology on award winning projects at Machado and Silvetti and SOM, among others. He’s recognized for his teaching excellence at Harvard University’s Design School, California College of the Arts, University of Texas at Austin, and presently at the University of Kentucky. He is an NCARB Certified and Registered Architect with an SMArchS from MIT, an MArch from Columbia University, and BA from Lehigh University.