At Demiurge we often describe ourselves as sculptural and architectural fabricators. However, we can also be described as a design and fabrication collaborative consisting of a passionate group of people with backgrounds in fine art, sculpture, architecture, fabrication, contracting, carpentry, and life sciences. Our diverse backgrounds, and variety of experiences bring a uniquely holistic and creative point of view to our projects. In the end, our projects are works of art, and we treat them with the level of detail and care that is appropriate.
JOE RICHÉ, FIRM PRINCIPAL
As the owner of Demiurge LLC, my prime focus is to facilitate the creation of sculpture through the fabrication and installation of large scale public art projects for artists around the country. At Demiurge, we strive to foster positive and successful working relations between all contributors to the project, including clients, end users, project managers, engineers, designers, architects, sub-contractors, material suppliers and processors.
MFA Sculpture, University of Denver, 1999
Founded Demiurge in 2000
JASON BELOW, LEAD FABRICATOR
As the lead fabricator at Demiurge, Jason’s primary focus is to oversee production and maintain the highest level of quality and craftsmanship possible, and to implement fabrication detailing, strategies, methodology, and processes in pursuit of the creation of large scale sculpture. Jason also leads all material exploration, testing, and R&D for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
University of South Florida, BFA, Sculpture 2004
Joined Demiurge in 2010
ABBY BENNETT, STUDIO FACILITATOR
As the studio facilitator and project manager at Demiurge, Abby’s focus is working with both vendors and clients to coordinate processes, material deliveries and logistics from fabrication to installation. Abby also oversees a range of administrative and marketing duties both in the studio and office, enabling the Demiurge team to produce the highest quality work while enabling the most efficient operations.
MFA Sculpture, University of Colorado, Boulder 2012
Joined Demiurge in 2013
WYNN BUZZELL, LEAD DESIGNER
As the lead designer, Wynn’s focus is on translating client ideas to a buildable reality with the assistance of our Lead Fabricator and Engineers. Wynn maintains our digital fabrication resources, investigates new fabrication technologies, emerging design trends, non-traditional materials, and the application of parametric design to sculpture production.
M. Arch, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2012
Joined Demiurge in 2014