back is an architecture and design practice based in brooklyn, ny and las palmas de gran canaria, spain. 

jonathan molloy received his masters in architecture from the yale school of architecture (where he was a rome fellow), and his bachelor of arts from swarthmore college (where he received the ivy award and the frank solomon prize in art).

jonathan is also a visiting assistant professor at swarthmore college, and has experience working with marvel architects in new york, and moneo brock in madrid.

laura  cerpa marrero received her masters in architecture from the escuela tecnical superior de arquitectura de madrid (ETSAM) and is a licensed architect in spain.

laura also collaborates with post company as a designer, and has previous experience working with moneo brock and alberto morrell in madrid .

laura and jonathan are also co-founders of  public record design, a networked, multi-disciplinary design studio that engages both architecture itself (buildings, structures, masterplans) and the strategic processes that realize and sustain it (engagement, funding, phasing).