Director of Architectural History and Theory, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Jane Rendell’s research, writing and pedagogic practices cross architecture, art, feminism, history and psychoanalysis. She has introduced concepts of ‘critical spatial practice’ and ‘site-writing’ through her authored books: The Architecture of Psychoanalysis (2017), Silver (2016), Site-Writing (2010), Art and Architecture (2006), and The Pursuit of Pleasure (2002). Her co-edited collections include Reactivating the Social Condenser (2017), Critical Architecture(2007), Spatial Imagination (2005), The Unknown City (2001), Intersections (2000), Gender, Space, Architecture (1999) and Strangely Familiar (1995). Jane is Professor of Architecture and Art at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Jane co-initiated and teaches on the new MA Situated Practice. She supervises PhDs in architecture, art, urbanism and experimental writing. Working with Dr David Roberts, Bartlett Ethics Fellow, she leads the Bartlett’s Ethics Commission; and, with Research Associate, Dr Yael Padan, she is leading the Ethics Work Package for KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality). http://www.janerendell.co.uk/
Principal, Joel Sanders Architect New York; Yale University School of Architecture
Joel Sanders is the Principal of JSA and a Professor at Yale School of Architecture where he is the Director of the M.Arch II Program. Editor of STUD: Architectures of Masculinity and Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, Sanders’ writings and practice have explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces (such as gender identity and the body, technology and new media, and the nature/culture dualism) have on the designed environment. JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions and permanent collections of MoMA, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The firm has received numerous awards, including six New York Chapter AIA Design Awards, three New York State AIA Design Awards, three Interior Design Best of Year Awards, two ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards, and Design Citations from Progressive Architecture.
Principal, Amador Architect
Lauren Amador, AIA, founded Amador Architecture in 2019. Their interests in progressing conversations around queer representation, space versus program, and historical erasure in architecture are at the forefront of AA in LA, while exploring high-craftsmanship in the design details of hooks and crannies - balancing between the realm of concept and reality. A Los Angeles native, Amador has designed a variety of projects at Bestor Architecture - including restaurants and flagships, work places, and custom residences, most joyfully, Jill Soloway's. Amador is amidst an incipient stack of projects in both built and conceptual; and currently, designing and developing the only lesbian bar here in Los Angeles!
Principal, Amy Campos Architect; Associate Professor and Chair of Interior Design, California College of the Arts
Amy Campos is Associate Professor and Chair of Interior Design at California College of the Arts. Her work focuses on durability and design with special interest in the impermanent, migratory potentials of the interior. The work spans a variety of scales and platforms from inhabited urban and architectural spaces to object and furniture design as well as writing. Recent publications include the book, Interiors Beyond Architecture (Routledge, 2018), and the chapters “Survivalism, interiorization and exclusivity” in Interior Futures (Crucible Press, 2019) and “Territory and Inhabitation” in the Interior Architecture Theory Reader, (Routledge, 2017).
Principal, Coggan + Crawford Architecture + Design; Adjunct Associate Professor of Interior Design, Pratt Institute
Annie Coggan is a designer, educator and principal at Coggan + Crawford Architecture + Design in Brooklyn, NY. Coggan was educated at Bennington College in Vermont graduating in 1986 and her received her M. Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, in 1991. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and on the faculty at School of Visual Arts (SVA). Her furniture, textile and theoretical practice focuses on crafting “Didactic Decorative Objects” thereby investigating historical narratives via objects. She is a recent recipient of 2018-2019 Winterthur Maker Creator Fellowship.
Principal, G!LL!S; Adjunct Faculty, Woodbury University
Matthew Gillis is an architectural designer and educator. He founded G!LL!S, a design studio of architecture and interiors in Los Angeles, in 2012. He was a Los Angeles Forum for Architectural and Urban Design board member and editorial contributor. Matthew has taught at SCI-Arc, OTIS College of Design and was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Interior Architecture at Woodbury University. Matthew holds a Master of Architecture degree from the UCLA and received his Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree from the University of Florida.
Collaborator, G!LL!S; M.Arch 1 Candidate, Woodbury University
Parsa Rezaee is a Master of Architecture graduate student at Woodbury University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from UCSD.
Visiting Lecturer, UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona; Adjunct Faculty, Woodbury University
Jenny Meakins is an exhibition and immersive environments designer. Her work focuses on the convergence of textiles, large-scale interior interventions, and traditional craft. Originally from Utah, Jenny moved to LA following many years in Chicago where she received a Masters in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jenny was a faculty and staff member in the School of Architecture at UIC where she taught design studio and managed events and outreach. Jenny is currently a visiting lecturer at UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona. She recently taught at Woodbury University.
Assistant Professor, Marywood University School of Architecture
Emily Pellicano is a practitioner and educator based in Upstate New York. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Interior Architecture Department of the Marywood University School of Architecture where she teaches interior and architectural design studios and elective courses in representation and color, engaging theories and practices of representation with a focus on the architectural interior. Emily’s research has led her to engage with the philosophical and psychological roots of our perceptual limitations, searching for a mode of representation that adequately translates the subjective experience of objective interior space, in a discipline dominated by object oriented and post-digital discourse. Emily has previously taught at the Syracuse University School of Architecture and Hobart and William Smith Colleges Architectural Studies program, and has recently presented and published work as a part of the proceedings at various conferences of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Interior Design Educators Council.
Founder, Bryony Roberts Studio; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Bryony Roberts is an architectural designer and scholar. Her practice Bryony Roberts Studio, based in New York, integrates methods from architecture, art, and preservation to respond to complex cultural sites. She has been awarded the Architectural League Prize, the Rome Prize, and the Miller Prize, as well as support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She has published her research in the Harvard Design Magazine, Log, Future Anterior, and Architectural Record, co-edited the volume Log 31: New Ancients, and edited the book Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation published by Lars Müller Publishers. Roberts teaches architecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York.
Professor of Architecture, California College of the Arts
Cathrine Veikos is an architect, Professor, and author of the book, Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice (2014) and of catalogue essays for Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey: Search for a Living Architecture (Palm Springs Museum), and Lina Bo Bardi 100 (Architekturmuseum, Munich). She has published work on Bo Bardi in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH), Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) and in the Brazilian publication, ArqTEXTO. Veikos is currently working on an article for Places journal on Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, and on augmenting the representation of women architects and designers on Wikipedia and in the historical record in general. She was recently promoted to Full Professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco where she was Chair from 2012-2018.
Principal/Founder, deSc: architecture / design / research Professor of Interior Design, Pratt Institute
Deborah Schneiderman is Professor of Interior Design at Pratt Institute and principal/founder of deSc: architecture/design/research. Schneiderman’s scholarship and praxis explore the emerging fabricated interior environment and its materiality. Her research includes the books Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), The Prefab Bathroom: An Architectural History (McFarland, 2014), Textile, Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space (co-edited with Alexa Griffith Winton, Bloomsbury, 2016) & Interiors Beyond Architecture (co-edited with Amy Campos, Routledge, 2018). She has published multiple journal articles and chapters in edited volumes includingThe Interior Architecture Theory Reader (Routledge, 2018) and The Handbook of Design for Sustainability (Bloomsbury, 2017). Schneiderman has lectured internationally in peer-reviewed conferences and invited lectures including the Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Center for Architecture, and Van Alen Institute Books. Schneiderman earned her Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and MArch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Associate Professor and Program Director for Interior Design, The University of Texas at Austin
Igor Siddiqui is an associate professor of architecture and interior design at The University of Texas at Austin, where he a fellow of the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair and Program Director for Interior Design. He is a registered architect and principal of ISSSStudio, a design practice founded in Brooklyn in 2006. His work has been exhibited at a range of venues including at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale, the Contemporary Austin, SITE Santa Fe, SxSW Eco, Fusebox Festival, Metro Show Art Fair, the Ogden Museum of Art, and Flux Factory, and has appeared in various professional and popular publications such as Dwell, Interior Design, the Architect’s Newspaper, Artforum, Texas Architect, and Smart Magazine. Over the past decade, his scholarly writing has focused on means, methods, and motives that define contemporary design. Siddiqui teaches a series of collaborative studios in residency at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville and he was recently a visiting artist at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to his appointment at UT Austin, Siddiqui taught at the University of Pennsylvania, California College of the Arts, and Parsons the New School for Design. He received his Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Woodbury University
Rossen Ventzislavov is a philosopher and cultural critic focusing on aesthetics, architectural theory, literature, popular music, and performance art. His work has appeared in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Deleuze Studies, Contemporary Aesthetics, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. Rossen originated the ongoing Boxing Philosophical debate series at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Encounter performance art collective since 2014 and is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Woodbury University.