Zach recently graduated with a masters in architecture with a certificate in ecological architecture from the University of Pennsylvania school of design, where he focused on architecture's cultural integration into the public urban fabric, along with parametricism and its variety of methods and uses to enhance design. He began his studies at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he received a bachelor of science in architecture along with a degree from the Honors College. During time at UWM, he spent 10 weeks in Europe investigating the pedestrian urban fabric and place-making at the city scale.
Additionally travel and study has brought Zach to 10 countries, and many of the states, where he has studied the links between social culture and architecture. Along with its capacity to tap into its cultural context, he focused on the capacity of place design to enhance and change the culture of the public realm. Zach began his career with VDTA as a member of the research team studying the future of work, and has returned after time away at graduate school and work on the east coast, where he participated in higher education, laboratory, and office projects.