If you look through the portfolio of New York–based CODA, there is a clear theme of experimental and natural forms. But for founder Caroline O'Donnell, the goal was never to create a cohesive body of work, but rather a compilation of projects defined by her approach to design.

Since winning the 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Pavilion, O'Donnell has created a pavilion made of conjoined picnic chairs, a miniature library made of repurposed wood, and more unexpected architectural work.

Joanna Eldredge-Morrissey

In this podcast episode, O'Donnell outlines her emphasis on dialogue and with engaging with the context of a project, as well as her forthcoming book that connects architecture and the werewolf. Yes, you read that right.

To learn more about CODA, read its Next Progressives profile. This podcast episode was produced by Katharine Keane and Lauren Honesty.