Common Accounts is an architectural practice initiated at Princeton University by Miles Gertler and Igor Bragado in 2014. Equipped with excellent data plans, the office operates over satellite, server and fibre cable between Seoul, Toronto, and New York. Bragado and Gertler are recognized for their work Closer Each Day: The Architecture of Everyday Death and Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam, which was exhibited at the Third Istanbul Design Biennial in 2016. El Pais, Pidgin Magazine, Uncube Magazine, Metalocus and Bracket: At Extremes have presented their work. They are currently producing a rural house in Northern Ontario, Canada.
Bragado and Gertler have lectured in Beijing, Toronto, Istanbul, and at Columbia University in New York and recent work has appeared at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, in Uncube Magazine, Cuarto: Architecture Playground, Artsy, Metalocus and Dezeen.
Igor Bragado (b.1985) is a graduate student at Princeton University School of Architecture. He graduated with honours from ETSA Barcelona and Waseda University of Tokyo, and his thesis was selected for the 11th Spanish Architecture Biennial. He has given lectures at Columbia Studio X and the German Institute of Beijing. He was awarded the ARQUIA scholarship in Spain and a Full Tuition Fellowship at Princeton University. He previously worked at Herreros Arquitectos in Madrid and Hua Li in Beijing. Bragado is a contributing critic to El Pais and is adjunct faculty at the Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.
Miles Gertler (b.1990) is a graduate student at Princeton University School of Architecture, he earned his Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Waterloo. He cut his teeth at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and a number of other studios in Paris, Rome, and The Hague. As a part of Toronto-based Lateral Office, he was a deputy curator for the Canadian Pavilion, Arctic Adaptations, at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Gertler has mounted two solo shows of visual work with Toronto's Corkin Gallery and is adjunct faculty at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.
- Common Accounts inaugurates the "Refresh, Renew" project for the Academy of Spain in Rome
- The funeral back in the domestic realm of architecture in ”Three Ordinary Funerals” by Common Accounts
- "Three Ordinary Funerals” Project Opening in Seoul, by Common Accounts
- Common Accounts opens the installation "Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam"
- The Architecture of Everyday Death