Office: Greene Building, Room #304
Lonn Combs studied architecture at the University of Kentucky in the United States, where he received his first professional degree in architecture in 1992. He later received a post-professional degree at Columbia University in New York City, in 2001. Lonn Combs co-founded EASTON+COMBS in 2004 with over ten years of professional experience in Germany, China, and the U.S. He received professional licensure in Germany in 1996 and in the U.S. in 2002. Lonn Combs and Rona Easton were invited to participate in the MoMA P.S.1 Young Architects Program in 2009-10. Lonn Combs was awarded in 2008 the ‘League Prize’ by the Architecture League in New York City and received in 2010-11 Independent Projects awards from the Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. A full grant was awarded to support ongoing research and application into lightweight structural membranes for public space implementation.
EASTON+COMBS received Design Merit awards in the AIANY Design Awards 2010 and the 2011 awards programs. Recently they were awarded in the biannual New Practices New York 2010 competition with the ‘highest honor’ within a field of seven new offices recognized as important emerging and innovative practices in New York City.
In tandem with the founding of EASTON+COMBS, Lonn began teaching design studios and has taught at Pratt Institute, City College of New York, and Cornell University. He has served as the Assistant Chair and then the Acting Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute from 2007-2010.