Office dA is a Boston-based architecture and design firm led by principal partners Monica Ponce de Leon and Nader Tehrani. The firm’s work ranges in scale from furniture to urban design and infrastructure, with a focus on architectural craft, detailing, and precision. Office dA seizes on the challenges unique to each project—the peculiarities of a site, requirements of program, and the specifics of a target audience—as the catalysts for transformation in architecture. An investigation of the potentials of materials and construction techniques, often imported from fields outside of architecture, is the foundation for every design. Much of the firm’s research is dedicated to an exploration of how to improve on contemporary modes of construction, investigating both industry standards as well evolving technologies derived from digital manufacturing processes. The firm’s focus on detailing, materials, and technology has established a unique design process that encourages architectural invention and the production of knowledge. Office dA’s simultaneous rigor and sensitivity have allowed the firm to develop a portfolio of projects around the world—from Boston to Caracas to Beijing—which uniquely marry local craft and tradition to global and contemporary techniques.