He has been working as a designer and educator in Chicago for over two decades. Currently he is on the faculty of the School of Design at DePaul University; is a researcher with the Center for Robust Decision-making in Climate and Energy Policy at the University of Chicago; and is a founding member of the design collective Obstructures. He is a ruthlessly collaborative designer whose work merrily ignores the perceived boundaries among disciplines. In his practice he investigates the feedback loop between decision-making and design; explores strategies for numeric optimization in design contexts; and wrings its metaphorical hands over the relationships among computation, intention, materiality, and immateriality.
Jonathan Foote, Hansjörg Göritz, Matthew Hall, Nathan Matteson Through new essays, recently discovered archival material, photography, and drawings, the publication Lewerentz Fragments explores the architect’s body of work spanning three-quarters of the twentieth century. Comprising writings from all the major scholars on Lewerentz’ work, along with several new voices, this publication offers new insight into the context surrounding this architect’s work. Rather than focusing on a single thesis, the book offers a diversity of insight from multiple cultural and professional perspectives. In addition, previously unpublished translations of interviews and dialogs among the architect and his contemporaries offer a voice to the ‘silent architect’ altering the traditional interpretations of the work and digging past the surface of what might be considered his philosophy of building. Rather than serving as an introduction to the architect’s work, this volume provides detailed fragments as a deep and diverse dive into one of the most mysterious