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.
Based in Beijing, Igor Bragado (1985) established his independent practice in 2012. He currently works as a project architect in big scale developments and master planning at Trace Architecture Office. Prior to that, he collaborated for two years with Juan Herreros (2010-2011). He has been an invited lecturer and critique at the German Institute of Beijing and the Studio X of Columbia University. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the School of Architecture of Barcelona and Waseda University in Tokyo. His thesis project, Vertical Structure for Marunouchi, was selected for the 11th Spanish Architecture Biennial. After his graduation, he received the Arquia Fellowship by Caja de Arquitectos Foundation.