U-SoA Welcomes New Faculty Members: Fall 2018

U-SoA Welcomes New Faculty Members: Fall 2018

Featured Left to Right: Joel Lamere, Christopher Meyer, Charlotte von Moos, Florian Sauter
By UM News

Featured Left to Right: Joel Lamere, Christopher Meyer, Charlotte von Moos, Florian Sauter

U-SoA Welcomes New Faculty Members: Fall 2018

By UM News
International searches result in four new appointments starting this academic year.

 

U-SoA is proud to welcome four new members of the regular faculty, to further invigorate the School’s global footprint and international network of distinguished scholars and professionals. Joining the School are Joel LamereChristopher Meyer, and Charlotte von Moos as Assistant Professors in tenure-track positions; and Florian Sauter as a Lecturer. Here’s a little information about our new colleagues and new members of the U-SoA family:
 
Joel Lamere received his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before joining U-SoA he was Assistant Professor of Architectural Design and Homer A. Burnell Chair at MIT. His research addresses the future of building practice, through innovation in emerging means and methods. More specifically, his work critically explores the forms and other outcomes facilitated by an expanding palette of materials available to architecture, proliferating digital fabrication techniques, and evolving simulative design environments. Joel established the design practice GLD in 2010, with partner Cynthia Gunadi, as a vehicle to pursue architectural projects in the broader professional context, which confront the middle ground between full-scale buildings and pure research.
 
Christopher Meyer received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design and earned his Master of Architecture from Harvard University at the Graduate School of Design.  Focusing on the role of performative criteria to inform design directives, his work addresses architecture from material influences to territorial impacts through the extraction of embedded logic of place.  Christopher has taught at the University of Minnesota College of Design in Minneapolis, MN, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design in Fayetteville, AR and College of Architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. As the co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 36: Buoyant Clarity by Princeton Architectural Press,Christopher’s research investigates the turbulent future for littoral communities as they address ensuing environmental pressures. This research, titled Buoyant Clarity, emerges from the interrogation of littoral urban conditions and references the dialogue that exists at the dynamic edge between two distinct yet infinitely connected environments: land and sea, or Terra Firma and Aqua Firma.
 
Charlotte von Moos is a practicing architect based in Basel, Switzerland. She received her formal education at ETH Zurich. She worked at Herzog & de Meuron, where she was in charge of the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein. She was a teaching assistant with Valerio Olgiati at theAccademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and from 2010 until 2016 taught at ETH Studio Basel – Institute of the Contemporary City and Harvard GSD with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. In 2017/2018 she was Visiting Professor at TU Munich and a workshop leader at Porto Academy'18. She is a founding partner of Sauter von Moos – an architectural office that is engaged in work on all scales, both in theory and practice.
 
Florian Sauter is also a founding partner of Sauter von Moos and has a doctorate degree fromETH Zurich. He worked with Christian Kerez on a series of competitions such as theLeutschenbach School and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Between 2006 and 2014 he collaborated with Josep Lluis Mateo on several projects, including the book Earth Water Air Fire, and in 2011 acted as academic advisor for the retrospective Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture. In 2017/2018 he was a Visiting Professor of Architecture at TU Munich and a workshop leader at Porto Academy'18.


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