One Corner Architects [OCA] is a full service Architectural design studio in Tampa Florida. OCA specializes in creative, contemporary, sustainable design solutions for residential, commercial and institutional building projects using recycled elements, natural materials, net zero energy technology and often collaborating with community groups and city officials on community projects.
OCA was founded by Stanley Russell, a licensed architect and Associate Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa Fl.
Russell worked in the offices of Balkrishna Doshi in Ahmedabad, India, Team Zoo in Kobe, Japan and apprenticed with a Japanese master carpenter in Hyogo, Japan. Russell's work is particularly influenced by Japanese architecture and the 14 years he spent in Japan as a designer and carpenter. Russell teaches a course in Japanese architecture at the University of South Florida and makes yearly trips to Japan for research and teaching at Kanagawa University.
Russell led a group of students and faculty in the design and construction of a net zero energy house that was featured in the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. He has done extensive research in zero energy building technologies, design for Florida's hot humid climate, and the use of natural and recycled building materials. The Noah Nothing Caring and Teaching House utilizes recycled shipping containers as a primary element of the building. The Temple Terrace Park Pavilion utilizes bamboo and rammed earth and then Flex House makes use of locally harvested cypress as louvers in the shading structure, floors, decks and siding. Several of the buildings done in Japan have timber frames joined with traditional Japanese carpentry methods and walls made of earth and bamboo. OCA has made several competition entries that propose the use of recycled components such as school busses for the Evansville Art Center, steel culverts for Ryterna Modul and existing bridges for "Designing for Free Speech" and "Under the Bridge.
OCA's work has been featured in Japanese periodicals Jutaku Tokushu, Kenchiku Bunka, The Japan Architect, Kazi, Shonan Style and Kenchiku Chisiki, for his design and building work in Japan. His work in the US has been featured on the Architectural Record and Archdaily websites and has received several design awards.
Russell has presented and published papers in international, national and regional conferences and journals addressing craftsmanship, community stewardship, aesthetics, and design quality. He earned his Bachelor of Design in the College of Architecture at the University of Florida and his Master of Fine Arts in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.