Laida Aguirre is an architectural designer and director of stock-a-studio. Interested in the circulation of materials and commodities, their research focuses on the way our built environment is affected by the politics of resources, aesthetics and the virtual. They are currently an assistant professor of architecture at Taubman College.
Matthew Au is a founder of the Los Angeles based architectural design studio Current Interests. Matthew’s academic work is deeply influenced by the history of conceptual art practice as he examines the spaces and tools of production, and the lines of communication that connect the worlds of design and building. He holds a Bachelor in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture.
McLain Clutter is an associate professor and Chair of the architecture program at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, and a partner in the architecture practice EXTENTS. Clutter’s work focuses on the role of architecture within the multidisciplinary milieu of contemporary urbanism, and the interrelations between architecture and media culture.
Peggy Deamer is Professor Emerita of Yale School of Architecture and the founding member of the Architecture Lobby. She is the editor of Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present and The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design and the author of Architecture and Labor.
Emily Ebersol is a Master of Architecture candidate at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. Emily is interested in a transdisciplinary design approach, working at the intersection of architecture, organizing, writing, and curation.
Mira Henry is a founder of the Los Angeles based architectural design studio Current Interests. Mira’s formal research and writing focus on architecture, race, and materiality. She is the recipient of the 2019 Architectural League Prize, Henry Adams AIA Award, and Archiprix International Gold Medal. Mira holds a Bachelor in Art History from the University of Chicago and a Master of Architecture from UCLA.
The impact of architectural thinking and making upon society is central to Irene’s professional and scholarly work. She is assistant chair of architecture at Taubman College and finishing Get Practiced (Routledge, 2021), a book about the value of an architectural education, and why getting one is absolutely worth it.
Daniel Jacobs is an architect and co-founder of the research and design practice HOME-OFFICE. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston and serves as the secretary of the National Organizing Committee of The Architecture Lobby.
Perry Kulper is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. He taught a SCI-Arc for 17 years. His interests include: the generative potential of architectural drawing; the spatial opportunities offered by utilizing diverse design methods; broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination. In 2013 he published Pamphlet Architecture 34, ‘Fathoming the Unfathomable: Archival Ghosts and Paradoxical Shadows’ with Nat Chard.
Meredith L. Miller is an architect and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is a founding member of T+E+A+M, an award-winning architecture practice based in Ann Arbor.
Steven Lauritano’s research examines the reciprocal relationships that connect historiography and design. His interests include hybrid practices of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century architect-antiquarians; the survival of antiquarian methodologies in contemporary design culture; and the history of world-architectural-histories, from the seventeenth century to the present. Lauritano teaches at Leiden University where he is a member of the Centre for the Arts in Society.
John McMorrough is a writing architect. He writes about the relationship between architectural design and culture, and he designs as a partner of studioAPT (Architecture Project Theory). He is also an associate professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
Mireille Roddier is an associate professor in Architecture and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan. Her writings and teaching focus on urban representation through the lens of class and gender. Her design practice with Keith Mitnick has received numerous awards, including the Architecture League’s Young Architects Prize and Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard.
Anya Sirota is an American architectural designer and educator. She is a founding principal of Akoaki, a Detroit-based practice of architects and urban designers specializing in public spaces and experimental cultural infrastructure. She teaches at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, where she also serves as Associate Dean of Academic Initiatives.
Rebecca Smith is a researcher, educator, and designer who works at the intersection of digital technology and urbanism. She holds an M.Arch from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently a PhD candidate in architecture at the University of Michigan, where her dissertation is entitled “Technologies of Legibility: Representation and the Digital Infrastructures of the City.”