Troy Conrad Therrien is a founding partner of Therrien Barley LLC, "Th–ey". Trained initially as a computer engineer, and later as an architect, Troy has worked as a creative technologist for Bruce Mau Design, as a research assistant in a human-computer interaction laboratory, and as an architect in New York, Paris and London. He is currently Chief Architect, Cloud Communication Software at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he received his MArch degree, earning the American Institute of Architects medal, the Goodman scholarship from the Temple Hoyne Buell Center, and the Kinne traveling prize. Also a graduate of the Architectural Association with an MA in Histories and Theories of architecture supported by the J.B.C. Watkins Prize awarded by the Canadian Council for the Arts, as a critic he has been published in Hunch, Volume, San Rocco and other journals, has contributed to books, curated exhibitions at MoMA/P.S.1, the Canadian Centre for Architecture and elsewhere, and lectured publicly at Columbia University. Troy holds a BASc. in computer engineering from the University of British Columbia, where he was an Academic All-Canadian football player and a National Science and Engineering Research Council Scholarship recipient for computational mathematics. He currently sits on the board of the Columbia University GSAPP Alumni Association and is a regular critic on architecture school juries.