• Biotic City, rooftop rendering

    Student Work (Spring 2013)

    BIOTIC CITY (Rooftop rendering): proposal by Bing Bai, Edgar Garcia, and Jessica Hernandez.

  • Final Review, Spring 2013.

    Final Review (Spring 2013)

    Critics from left to right: Chris Perry, Ralph Ghoche, Lonn Combs, Mark Mistur, Cathryn Dwyre. Students (standing): Zhen Chen, Bingwen Du, Prachi Gadkari

  • Coropolis, aerial rendering and laser-cut detail model.

    Student Work (Spring 2013)

    COROPOLIS (aerial rendering and laser-cut detail model): proposal by Sahar Mihandoust and Tazy Momtaz.

  • Final Review, Spring 2013.

    Final Review (Spring 2013)

    Critics (from left to right): Zbigniew Oksiuta, Dean Evan Douglis, Mitchell Joachim, Rhett Russo, Lydia Kallipoliti, Cathryn Dwyre, Ted Ngai. Students (standing): Edgar Garcia, Jessica Hernandez, Bing Bai

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    Student Work (Spring 2013)

    SEA GARDEN (massing model): proposal by Huanyu Guo, Bhawya Joshi, and Sisi Qian.

  • Final Review, Spring 2013.

    Final Review (Spring 2013)

    Critics from left to right: Ralph Ghoche, Cathryn Dwyre, Mitchell Joachim, Lydia Kallipoliti, Rhett Russo.  Students (standing): Tazy Momtaz and Sahar Mihandoust

  • Cavern City, aerial rendering

    Student Work (Spring 2013)

    CAVERN CITY (aerial rendering):  proposal by Zhen Chen, Bingwen Du, and Prachi Gadkari.

  • Final Review, Spring 2013.

    Final Review (Spring 2013)

    Guest Critics: Lonn Combs, Dean Evan Douglis, Cathryn Dwyre, Ralph Ghoche, Mitchell Joachim, Lydia Kallipoliti, Mark Mistur, Ted Ngai, Zbigniew Oksiuta, Rhett Russo //

  • Biotic City, perspectival section.

    Student Work (Spring 2013)

    BIOTIC CITY (perspectival section): proposal by Bing Bai, Edgar Garcia, and Jessica Hernandez.

“Fifteen years ago, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen announced that the world had entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, marking a fundamental shift in human-nonhuman relations and the onset of a new period of environmental anxiety and existential uncertainty. Geofutures speculates on the future of architecture and urbanism in the Anthropocene by suggesting that the “built environment” embark on establishing new affiliations beyond the human; a fundamental realignment of buildings and cities as no longer significant for “us” alone.” (Chris Perry, Director)



Fleet Hower Featured in C-NET

Fleet Hower is the featured artist for “In The Gallery” for this quarter’s c|net magazine. The magazine’s gallery, which is the last spread of each issue, features “work by brilliant young artists and the technology they rely on.” Hower’s recently released line of 3d printed three-dimensional puzzles, the Lock-Nesters, are the featured work. Find out […]


Chris Perry Featured in Global Design

Geofutures Director Chris Perry’s design practice, pneumastudio, featured in the new book Global Design (Prestel, 2015)


Chris Perry at ACSA Annual Meeting

Chris Perry (Geofutures director) chaired a panel at the ACSA annual conference in Toronto and presented work from the Geofutures program as a speaker in the first keynote event, titled Mission Statements. Chris and pneumastudio partner Cathryn Dwyre also presented recent work for a special panel celebrating a new issue of JAE titled “Crisis”.   […]


Geofutures Director Chris Perrry co-edits Journal of Performance and Art special issue

Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry (pneumastudio partners) guest edit a special issue of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art titled Performance and Architecture. The issue features the work of ten contemporary design practices, an introductory essay, and an interview with renown architect, theorist, and educator Bernard Tschumi.


Geofutures students won WT SmartCity Award

Former students Bing Bai, Edgar Garcia, and Jessica Hernandez’s final project in the Geofutures program, “Biotic City” (Spring, 2013), won Second Prize in the WT SmartCity Award and was exhibited in Milan, Italy during Milan Design Week in April, 2014. WT SmartCity Award.


Evan Douglis, Professor


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