Keynote 1: Robert Garland Tresseder Fellow 2022 Jenny Wu, SciArc, Los Angeles: Inlays, Loose Fits, and Other Puzzling Forms of Assembly
Time: 06:30 - 07:45 pm, Thursday 29th September
Location: B117 Theatre - Glyn Davis Building (MSD), University of Melbourne
Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu established the architecture and design firm of Oyler Wu Collaborative in Los Angeles in 2004. The firm is recognized for its experimentation in design, material research, and fabrication, and has won numerous awards, including 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, 2017 The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, and the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record.
Oyler Wu Collaborative approaches architecture with a critical and rigorous intent that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. The office relies on the constant exchange between large architectural proposals and small architectural installations.. Their recent projects include the competition winning entry for the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, the Los Angeles River Greenway/Bikeway project, The Monarch Tower, a 16 story residential high rise in Taipei, Taiwan, and a finalist for the Cold War Veterans Memorial.
Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Currently, Jenny is a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) and Columbia GSAPP. She has previously taught at institutions such as Syracuse University and Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to her architectural practice, she also founded LACE by Jenny Wu, a line of 3D printed jewelry, in 2014. The pieces have been widely featured in publications, such as Forbes, People, and Elle Magazine. Most recently, Jenny was named one of four design visionaries by Porsche and Dwell Magazine in their "Powered by Design" documentaries, showcasing her pioneering work in 3D printing.