920 North Main St.
PLY Architecture, Ann Arbor
A description of PLY Architecture seems to inevitably begin with an explanation of the name. As practitioners and educators Craig Borum and Karl Daubmann realize the necessity of putting their ideas into action. Ply used as a verb means to practice or perform diligently, to ply a trade. Using ply as a noun implies multiple laminations such as plywood, a material that is both from natural origins (wood) but has been engineered for greater performance. This duality of tangible materiality and thoughtful intention pervades our thinking.