Descriptive Services is an architectural practice exploring digital culture, material processes, and contemporary techniques of description. DS makes architecture, installations, texts, events, and images. It is based in Albuquerque and Los Angeles.
DS is directed by Gabriel Fries-Briggs, an architectural designer, educator, and faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. His work examines historical and contemporary architectural problems in contact with new techniques of imaging, production, and coordinated labor. Gabriel is a creator of Reimaging, a project and platform that cultivates representation futures for architectural production. He co-founded 2426, a space in Los Angeles that combines the production and exhibition of new architectural works. He previously taught at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gabriel has written about architecture for the journals Project, Pidgin, ARPA, Room One Thousand, and elsewhere and contributed to the books How to Level a Foundation (2017) and Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design (Springer 2014).