Adam Stockhausen

An integral member of Wes Anderson's team, Oscar-winner Adam Stockhausen also worked with Noah Baumbach, Steve McQueen and Charlie Kaufman to become one of the arthouse crowd's leading production designers. Born in Brookfield, WI, in 1973, Stockhausen studied Theater Arts at Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication before graduating with a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, and after moving to New York, spent the first five years of his career drawing scenery for various theater and opera sets. Stockhausen first served as an art director during his early Hollywood years, racking up credits on comedy drama "Ash Tuesday" (2003), Jude Law remake "Alfie" (2004) and the new version of "The Producers" (2005), where he was taken under the wing of acclaimed production designer Mark Friedberg. The pair went onto rebuild an entire Indian Railways train on "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007), the first of several Wes Anderson films that Stockhausen would play a vital role in. They also worked together on the Beatles-based fantasy "Across The Universe" (2007), Charlie Kaufman's post-modern drama "Synecdoche, New York" (2008) and the big-screen adaptation of political thriller "State of Play" (2009) before Stockhausen made the leap from art director to production designer in his own right on romantic comedies "Every Day" (2010) and "The Switch" (2010). After adding horrors "My Soul To Take" (2010) and "Scream 4" (2011) to his resume, Stockhausen reunited with Wes Anderson to give "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012) a distinctive visual style inspired by the paintings of Norman Rockwell, and two years later received his first Academy Award nomination for his authentic recreation of 19th Century Louisiana in Steve McQueen's essential period drama, "12 Years A Slave" (2014). Stockhausen then made it to the Oscar podium in 2015 thanks to his lavish decade-spanning production design on his third Anderson feature, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014), and after teaming up with Noah Baumbach on indie dramedy "While We're Young" (2014), he was hired by Steven Spielberg to help recreate the Berlin Wall for Cold War drama "Bridge of Spies" (2015).