Victor Sidy Architect is a design studio and research laboratory for specialized architectural projects.
In the fall of 2000, Victor Sidy opened his practice in an updated 1880's crackerjack loft in historic McKinney, Texas. At the core of his work, he celebrates the act of making as the departure point for design. His work has appeared and been featured in the New York Times, Interiors Magazine, Blueprint Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, CNN International, the Home and Garden Network, the Discovery Channel, and numerous other publications and broadcasts.
Mr. Sidy has developed methods to design and execute highly specialized projects, from furniture to bridges, disaster relief shelters to luxury retreats, nature study centers to the design of urban schools. Sidy has piloted several case-study projects with community-based organizations. In collaboration with the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, he coordinated programs for adolescents in which the students design and build environmentally sensitive structures. Sidy has also published key literature on the design for Montessori learning environments, and has consulted with schools across the country. Sidy has been actively involved with adaptive reuse of historic structures, notably in McKinney, Texas, the second largest historic district in Texas. Sidy's prototype Human Habitat structure, an experimental ultra-low cost shelter for developing countries and disaster areas received patent status and was tested near Dallas, Texas.
Victor Sidy, AIA LEED AP, is an architect, planning/development consultant, educational leader, and advocate for quality in the built environment. He received his architectural training from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture after receiving the Flinn Foundation Scholarship and Robert C. Byrd Scholarship. He has worked with artists, architects, and planners in Russia, the Netherlands, France, Vietnam, and throughout the United States. Mr. Sidy hosted a television series on architecture for EMG Satellite Television that aired from 1996 to 1998 and was the youngest member of Architecture Magazine's 1999 feature "Young Americans."
Mr. Sidy served as Head of School and Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdale, Arizona and Spring Green, Wisconsin from 2005 to 2015, and is design faculty for the Master of Real Estate Development program at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.