Allen began his path towards architecture as a young apprentice working for his father’s residential construction company. With a desire to push the construction process in a more experimental direction, Allen found himself gravitating towards the role of designer at early age in the form of furniture design and sketching.
Allen is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at Miami University. During his time at Miami University his design focus was on the architectectonics of parametric design and it implications on digital fabrication. Prior to his time at Miami University, Allen earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Bowling Green University.