D.C. Irwin is an artist and the creative force behind Terra Projects where he serves as the Design Principal and Founder.
His studio's work has been built in Munich Germany (tp001_DIS-PLAY), San Francisco, California (tp010_HOLY TOPO), has shown his illustrations at the American Institute of Architects' San Francisco Chapter (tp000_drawings) and has presented work at The Explorer's Club in Manhattan (tp006_R.I.G.). Currently his studio has projects under design contract in the Mojave Desert.
Invited to develop the concept design for IONS-Earthrise Retreat Center (tp008_ARCANA) located in Petaluma, California, D.C. proposed a new campus masterplan along with a series of buildings for the 194 acre, $20 Million dollar campus renovation. The design was based on the archetypical tradition that is the tarot of Marseilles along with Corten Steel and stick-built construction techniques.
His philosophy looks at Ruralism and the built environment; raw space and buildings are shaped in such a way that provokes intimacy by way of memorable and visceral experiences and the expansion of the word 'natural' to include the built environment.
D.C. was the winner of the Rosenfeld travel grant for outstanding thesis project from Pratt Institute's school of architecture and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is also on track for Licensure as an Architect in the State of California.
At twenty-two years old and over the course of several months, he assisted Lebbeus Woods where he transcribed an interview between the late architect and the Pritzker Prize recipient, Thom Mayne. In this interview they discussed aspects of Urbanism and their pedagogies.
D.C. Irwin grew up on Long Island where his father is a fisherman and his mother is an alternative medicine practitioner.