was raised in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania, and received a B.A. in English Literature and Writing Magna Cum Laude with prizes from Princeton University. After several years as a trade books editor in Manhattan, he began an association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, producing renderings for competition entries, client presentations and publications. He illustrated The American Houses of Robert A.M. Stern and a children’s book, The House that Bob Built (both Rizzoli), and also designed interior furnishings as well as fabric collections for Hickory Business Furniture and bed linens for Atelier Martex which won several industry awards.
Bernd H. Dams
was raised in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr and received his Master of Architecture degree at Munich Technical University. His doctoral thesis upon the genesis of the French royal château of Marly was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Prize and Borchers Medal from Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen in 1998. He was Special Assistant to the late Lisa Taylor, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and prepared the exhibition and catalogue, Berlin: Architecture and Design 1900-1933. He served in the same capacity with both Marcia Tucker, Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and with Michael Findlay, Director of Impressionist Art at Christie’s New York. From 1988 to 1991 he was assistant to the Princess Charlotte zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Director of Christie’s Munich. In 1989 he began a five-year association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects as an architectural designer.
In 1994, Zega and Dams established their partnership, Architectural Watercolors, and that same year they held their first exhibition at Didier Aaron, Inc. in Manhattan. In Paris, they exhibit at the Galerie de Bayser, France’s leading Old Master drawing dealers.
Exhibitions, public commissions and design projects are detailed in Exhibitions and Projects.