Descended from the bleak, sandy islets of Northern Europe, the Dreyer brothers were reared in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city which remains their emotional if not actual base of operations. Dreyer Projects Global HQ is now based on Shanghai's Huaihai Road in order to address the large and continuous scale of projects taking place in that vicinity. Currently, projects are underway all around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, and Bangkok, under the supervision of local operatives.
Jacob, (full name Jacob Augustus Dreyer,)is primarily a writer.
He is working on a book now, tentatively titled Domain about walking the streets of Shanghai at night. His academic research has been presented at Oxford University and Technische Universiteit Delft (NL), and his
available online. Additionally, his work manifests itself in projects which employ photography, film, and curation. He is presently a member of staff of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Additionally, his writing has appeared at the University of California's
The China Beat,
and in the book Party like it's 1984, recently published in Shanghai by
Currently, he is preparing a talk on Shanghai as a technology, to be given at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics this spring. His research interests include transportation, infrastructure, ritual, and the city.
Max, (full name Nicholas Maximilian Dreyer,) pictured above on the right, is trained as a musician and composes electronic music, as well as pursuing various other activities and projects. His
photography can be found on those respective pages. His compositions have been featured in UVa's Digitalis consortium alongside the work of Alvin Lucier and duet Matmos, as well as performed at the annual PASIC conference, apologies for the tautology. His work has been presented by
, as well as
. Recently, he filmed NYC fashion house Snoozer Loser's winter line video.