Ian Besler

Designer × educator (they/them)


Ian’s award-winning creative practice combines strategies of interaction design, graphic design, and journalism to blur the boundaries between users, creators, and platforms

They make websites, research & software, design objects, identity systems, publications, and social advocacy


Based in Lenapehoking / New Jersey

About

Ian creates speculative interfaces, design objects, and notional experiences that can be broken, remade, customized, and reused by the visitor.

Ian’s creative work is characterized as:

Ian’s professional work addresses the status, authorship, and affordances of archives and databases. Through practices of participatory design, accessiblity, and open-sourcing, the work often formalizes as diagrams, interfaces, and animations.

A person wearing a limegreen, high-visibility jacket sits on the floor. The person is flipping-through a book of colorful neon papers. Small stacks of colorful neon papers cover the floor.
📸 Photograph by Andria Lo, at Headlands Center for the Arts, 2023.

Ian’s design research is obsessed with the role of consumer technology and online sharing platforms in emerging vernaculars, everyday experiences, rituals, and routines around cultural production, media literacy, attention, alienation, privacy, visibility, and identity.

Ian’s material research uses advanced computational fabrication techniques, as well as conventional material techniques, to interogate notions of craft, fit, finish, precision, credibility, and authority.

They aspire to see more “handmade,” formally unique, and conceptually challenging experiences and objects in our shared visual culture.

They are always available for design consultation and creative collaboration.

Recent clients include the The Technical University of Munich (TUM), ACADIA, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Princeton University, Pratt Institute, and ArtCenter College of Design.

News

  1. The Future of Construction 2023” symposium identity system and website design is announced as a 2024 Digital Design Award recipient by Graphic Design USA.

  2. Ian leads a design workshop titled “IRL Books About Digital Life” at the Department of Art & Design at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut.

  3. Ian participates in design studio critiques as an invited guest in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

  4. Ian leads a design workshop titled “IRL Books About Digital Life” at the Design, Media, and Technology Department at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.

  5. Ian leads a design workshop titled “IRL Books About Digital Life” at the Department of Media + Design + Communication at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

  6. Ian leads a design workshop titled “IRL Books About Digital Life” at the Department of Art at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.

  7. Ian presents recent work in an invited talk titled “Can-Do! 👏 🤝 👍 or… Critical Interfaces” at the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

  8. Ian presents recent work in an invited talk titled “Can-Do! 👏 🤝 👍 or… Critical Interfaces” at the Departments of Communication, Creative Technologies, and Art at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia.

  1. Ian presents recent work in an invited talk titled “Can-Do! 👏 🤝 👍 or… Critical Interfaces” at the Department of Art and Design at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

  2. Ian presents design studio topics in an invited presentation titled “Ubiquitous Gestures” and “People Watching” at the Department of Design and Media Studies at County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey.

  3. Ian presents recent work in an invited talk titled “Can-Do! 👏 🤝 👍” at the School of Art + Design at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

  4. Ian is awarded a DEI Faculty Fellow inaugural grant by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pratt Insitute in Brooklyn, New York.

  5. Ian presents recent work in an invited talk titled “Attention 👀 Engagement 👈 Interest 🤔” at the Integrated Media Design Program in the Arts and Communication Department at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois.

  6. Ian presents recent work in a talk entitled “Pardon Our Appearance 🚧 🚧 🚧” as part of the Artist-in-Residence public presentation series at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

  7. Ian begins a month-long residency as an Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

  8. The Technische Universität München launches the symposium website The Future of Construction 2023, with identity design and website development by Ian Besler and Besler & Daughter design studio.

  9. Besler & Daughter design studio launch their brand new studio website.

  1. Ian presents recent work in a talk titled “Screen Fatigue” as part of a faculty presentation series with the AIGA at Pratt Institute.

  1. The book Best Practices: A Companion to Architecture and Its Messy Relationship with Building Materials, Signage Systems, Communication Equipment, Plant Life, and People by Erin Besler and Ian Besler, with a foreword by Sylvia Lavin and additional contributions by Fiona Connor, Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, and Wendy Gilmartin, is published by Applied Research and Design Publishing.

  2. The Communications Design program at Pratt Institute launches the BFA Thesis 2021 Archive, designed and built by Besler & Sons.

  3. The installation proposal “Mini City Souvenir Plaza” is featured in the latest issue of Domus, in a segment by Manuel Aires Matias that includes work by Virgil Abloh, Balkrishna Doshi, Sou Fujimoto, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, John Pawson, Dominique Perrault, and Paul Smith. The issue was guest edited by Tadao Ando around the theme “Stimulating Cities.”

  1. The exhibition Architecture Arboretum, curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design and graphic design by Besler & Sons, is named among the 2020 Best of Design Awards by The Architect’s Newspaper.

  2. Erin and Ian design a customizable pop-up postcard to help readers practice their tree pruning skills for the Summer, 2020 issue of Log magazine.

  3. Erin and Ian are announced among the 2020 Graham Foundation Grantees for the forthcoming publication Best Practices, with contributions from Fiona Connor, Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, and Wendy Gilmartin, to be published by AR+D Applied Research and Design Publishing in .

  4. Besler & Sons contribute a set of terrazzo Props to Design Yard Sale, an initiative to raise funds for the Bail Project and Colloqate Design, organizations that fight against systemic, anti-Black racism.

  5. The Communications Design program at Pratt Institute launches the BFA Thesis 2020 Archive, designed and built by Besler & Sons to highlight the work of students in their thesis year during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

  6. The group exhibition Fulfilled, curated by Ashley Bigham and including the project “Deck of Cards,” opens at the Banvard Gallery in the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State Univeristy in Columbus.

  7. Erin and Ian are announced among the Artists in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

  8. The text “The Whole Architecture Catalog” is published on e-flux Architecture as part of Intelligence, a collaboration between BIO 26 / Common Knowledge, the 26th Biennale of Design in Ljubiljana and e-flux Architecture.

  9. Erin and Ian’s hotel recommendations are featured in Where Architects Sleep: The Most Stylish Hotels in the World, by Sarah Miller and published by Phaidon.

  1. The exhibition Architecture Arboretum, curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design and graphic design by Besler & Sons, is featured in Archinect.

  2. The exhibition Architecture Arboretum, curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design and graphic design by Besler & Sons, opens at the Princeton University School of Architecture.

  3. The illustrated story “This is Pointer” is published in the independent journal SOILED No. 8: Onceuponascrapers.

  4. The installation proposal “Mini City Souvenir Plaza” is named a runner-up for the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition by Van Alen Institute and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership in New York City.

  5. Erin presents recent work in a lecture titled “Sheds and Websites” as part of the fall lecture series at the School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

  6. The group exhibition REJECTED, curated by Team B and including the project “Cabins,” opens at the Banvard Gallery in the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State Univeristy in Columbus.

  7. The group exhibition REJECTED, including the project “Cabins,” is featured in an essay by Matt Shaw in The Architect’s Newspaper.

  8. The web design for Erin’s site, created using the Besler & Sons’ “Business Casual” website template, is featured on It’s Nice That.

  9. Erin and Ian lead a workshop titled “Casa Qualcosa,” hosted by David Shanks and Luca Ponsi at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Florence program.

  10. Erin and Ian present recent work in a lecture titled “Making Do” at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Florence program.

  11. Erin and Ian are awarded the USA Fellowship in Architecture & Design at the assembly of United States Artists in Chicago.

  12. Ian presents recent work in a short talk titled “Strangely Specific” as part of the Fellow Travelers talks series at the American Academy in Rome.

  13. Erin presents recent work in a lecture titled “What Seems to be the Problem?” as part of the Fellow Shoptalks series at the American Academy in Rome.

  14. Erin and Ian lead a public workshop titled “Some Assembly Required,” as part of the group exhibition Cinque Mostre 2019: Δx Displacement, curated by Ilaria Gianni at the American Academy in Rome.

  15. Erin and Ian present recent work in a lecture titled “Content Aware Fill” at the The School of Architecture at Taliesin in Scottsdale.

  16. Erin and Ian are named 2019 USA Fellows in Architecture & Design by United States Artists.

  1. Besler & Sons get a mention in an essay by Aaron Betsky in Architect Magazine about recent research at the School of Architecture at Taliesin.

  2. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in Curbed as part of their 2018 Gift Guide for People Who Love Los Angeles.

  3. The exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design by Besler & Sons is featured in e-flux.

  4. Erin and Ian present recent work and participate in a symposium panel discussion as part of the group exhibition 44 Low-Resolution Houses, curated by Michael Meredith and including the project “Cabins,” at the Princeton University School of Architecture in Princeton.

  5. The exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design by Besler & Sons is featured in Canadian Architect.

  6. The exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design by Besler & Sons opens at The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal.

  7. The group exhibition Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, including the projects “Low Fidelity” and “Roof Deck at MoMA PS1,” is featured in an essay by Matthew Allen in Archinect.

  8. The single-channel works “Google Los Angeles Resolution Frontier” and “Google Mexico City Resolution Frontier” are screened as part of Sight Sites, a workshop organized by Noémie Despland-Lichtert and Brendan Shea for Roundhouse at the Escuela Libre de Arquitectura in Tijuana.

  9. The group exhibition 44 Low-Resolution Houses, including the project “Cabins,” is featured in an article by Jonathan Hilburg in The Architect’s Newspaper.

  10. Erin participates in the gallery talk for the group exhibition Adjacencies, moderated by curator Nate Hume at the Yale University School of Architecture in New Haven.

  11. The group exhibition 44 Low-Resolution Houses, curated by Michael Meredith and including the project “Cabins,” opens at the Princeton University School of Architecture gallery.

  12. The group exhibition Adjacencies, curated by Nate Hume and including the project “Roof Deck at MoMA PS1,” opens at the Yale University School of Architecture in New Haven.

  13. Besler & Sons lead the second in a series of public workshops on constructing storage sheds in Echo Park as part of the group exhibition Privacies Infrastructure, curated by Jia Gu and Aurora Tang for Materials & Applications.

  14. Ian is appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Communications Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

  15. The group exhibition Privacies Infrastructure, including the project and public workshop “Storage Ensemble,” is featured in e-flux.

  16. Besler & Sons lead the first in a series of public workshops on constructing storage sheds in Echo Park as part of the group exhibition Privacies Infrastructure, curated by Jia Gu and Aurora Tang for Materials & Applications.

  17. The group exhibition Privacies Infrastructure, curated by Jia Gu and Aurora Tang for Materials & Applications, and including the project and public workshop “Storage Ensemble,” opens in Echo Park.

  18. Ian is interviewed in a feature for Architect Magazine about Besler & Sons’ collaborative partnership with THIS X THAT.

  19. Archinect’sevent picks” for the summer include the public exhibition Privacies Infrastructure, curated by Jia Gu and Aurora Tang for Materials & Applications, and including the project and public workshop “Storage Ensemble.”

  20. Erin is appointed as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Princeton University School of Architecture.

  21. The retail pop-up “Trusses on Trucks” for THIS X THAT is featured at the LA Design Festival in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles.

  22. Erin and Ian lead a public workshop on fabricating and constructing “Los Angeles Building Party Hats,” hosted by Days in Los Feliz.

  23. Erin is awarded the Founders Rome Prize in architecture from the American Academy in Rome for her fellowship proposal “The Problem with the Corner Problem.”

  24. Ian presents recent work in a lecture titled “Content Aware Fill” at the Communications Design department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

  25. Props” terrazzo home accessories and “Los Angeles Building Party Hats” are featured in the year-long programming series “Cities of Days” at Days in Los Feliz.

  26. Erin and Ian present recent work at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles as part of Architecture 101, a discussion series organized by THIS X THAT, with Architecture Office and Bureau Spectacular.

  27. The retail pop-up “Trusses on Trucks” for THIS X THAT at the MOCA Store at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, is featured in Wallpaper*.

  28. The retail pop-up “Trusses on Trucks” for THIS X THAT at the MOCA Store at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, is featured in Design Milk.

  29. The retail pop-up “Trusses on Trucks” for THIS X THAT at the MOCA Store at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, is featured in The Architect’s Newspaper.

  30. The group exhibition Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, curated by K. Michael Hays and Andrew Holder, and including the projects “Low Fidelity” and “Roof Deck at MoMA PS1,” opens at the Druker Gallery at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

  31. The retail pop-up “Trusses on Trucks” for THIS X THAT, featuring work by Architecture Office, Besler & Sons, Joanna Grant, Jimenez Lai, New Affiliates, and Welcome Companions opens at the MOCA Store at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles.

  1. Erin and Ian present recent work as part of Architecture 101, a discussion series organized by THIS X THAT at the Standard in Los Angeles.

  2. Erin and Ian present recent work as part of the conference Powerful IV, organized by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

  3. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in Interior Design Homes magazine.

  4. Ian presents recent work in a presentation titled “Best Practices” as part of TestLab Berlin, a design studio organized by Jenny Rodenhouse for ArtCenter College of Design.

  5. The installation “Enjoy Your Deck :-)” opens at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  6. The work “Front Door,” by Fiona Connor and Erin Besler, opens at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  7. The installation “Super Models,” by Sylvia Lavin with Erin Besler, Jessica Colangelo (Somewhere Studio) and Thomas Kelley (Norman Kelley) opens at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  8. The text “Sample Room” is published in OfficeUS Manual, part of the U.S. Pavilion for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljacki, Ashley Schafer, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, and Jacob Reidel.

  9. Metropolis Magazine’s Paul Makovsky mentions Besler & Sons’ “Props” home accessories in an article in The Chicago Tribune.

  10. The Graham Foundation announces a grant award for the group exhibition Privacies Infrastructure, including Besler & Sons, and curated by Jia Gu and Aurora Tang.

  11. Texts by Besler & Sons are included in the exhibition Cloud of Thoughts curated by Hitoshi Abe at Okamura Design Space R in Tokyo.

  12. Erin and Ian are interviewed as part of the Small Studio Snapshots series for Archinect.

  13. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured at the San Francisco Art Book Fair as part of the collection “In Support of Books,” curated by Norma Studio.

  14. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in Domino magazine.

  15. Props” terrazzo home accessories are included in the architecture journal Log in a feature about domestic design objects.

  16. Ian presents recent work in a presentation titled “Best Practices” as part of the Design Immersion Days summer seminar program at SCI-Arc.

  17. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in Warehouse Home magazine.

  18. The group exhibition “New California Craft,” curated by Jonathan Lo and including the retail collection of Besler & Sons “Props” terrazzo home accessories, opens as part of the Los Angeles Design Festival.

  19. Props” terrazzo home accessories get a mention in Azure Magazine in a feature about emerging trends in product design.

  20. The Los Angeles Times previews the Los Angeles Design Festival, including the exhibition “New California Craft,” curated by Jonathan Lo and featuring work by Besler & Sons.

  21. The retail collection of Besler & Sons “Props” terrazzo home accessories are available at the Marciano Art Foundation Bookstore in Los Angeles.

  22. Mimi Zeiger says that Besler & Sons’ exhibition design “gives a bit of quirky humor” to “The Duck and the Document” in a review for Architect Magazine.

  23. The Los Angeles Times says the exhibition “The Duck and the Document” mixes “the scholarly and the political in a particularly effective way” in a review by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne.

  24. The terrazzo piece “Parking Chock” is featured at the Los Angeles gallery of The Future Perfect in the West Hollywood Hills.

  25. “Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured at INTRO/NY in Manhattan as part of the collection “In Support of Books”, curated by Norma Studio.

  26. Craig Hodgetts says the exhibition “The Duck and the Document” is “provocative and thoughtful” in a review for The Architect’s Newspaper.

  27. The exhibition “The Duck and the Document: True Stories of Postmodern Procedures” curated by Sylvia Lavin and with exhibition design by Besler & Sons opens at SCI-Arc.

  28. Ian presents recent work in a lecture titled “Best Practices” as part of a graduate seminar lecture series at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

  29. Besler & Sons “Props” home accessories are featured as part of a product launch event at Consort in Los Angeles.

  30. Erin and Ian are interviewed about “Props” home accessories in a feature for Consort.

  31. Besler & Sons “Props” home accessories are featured in The New York Times Style Magazine.

  32. Besler & Sons “Props” home accessories are featured in The Culture Trip.

  33. Toronto’s Globe and Mail says that Besler & Sons and other Los Angeles design studios have “succumbed to terrazzo’s charms.”

  34. “Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in The LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of the collection “In Support of Books,” curated by Norma Studio.

  35. Erin presents recent work and participates in a round table discussion as part of the Boghosian Fellow symposium Ishness & Counter-Absolutes, organized by Maya Alam at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.

  36. Besler & Sons “Props” home accessories are featured in Design Milk.

  1. Erin and Ian are interviewed about “Props” home accessories in a feature about terrazzo for the style section of The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

  2. Erin and Ian lead a summer intensive section titled “Various Staircases” at the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at University of Technology, Sydney.

  3. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in Dezeen as part of their Christmas Gift Guide 2016.

  4. Props” terrazzo home accessories are available at the Hammer Store at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

  5. The MOCA Store in Los Angeles and THIS X THAT host a product launch party for the retail collection of Besler & Sons “Props” terrazzo home accessories.

  6. Props” terrazzo home accessories are available at the MOCA Store at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

  7. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured on Dezeen.

  8. Erin presents recent work as part of the Fall Lecture Series at the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture.

  9. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured in Architect Magazine.

  10. Props” terrazzo home accessories are available at the CAFAM Shop at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

  11. Props” terrazzo home accessories are available at the MOCA Store at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

  12. Props” terrazzo home accessories are featured on Sight Unseen.

  13. The installation “Practice Mat” opens as part of the Materials & Applications group exhibition TURF, curated by Jia Gu and Courtney Coffman, at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

  14. The “Props” terrazzo home accessories product line is launched.

  15. The text “Like So” is published in the Yale School of Architecture journal Perspecta.

  16. The text “On Background” is published in the SCI-Arc journal Offramp No. 11: Ground.

  17. The installation “Practice Mat” opens as part of the Materials & Applications group exhibition TURF, curated by Jia Gu and Courtney Coffman, in Echo Park.

  18. Erin and Ian participate in a panel discussion as part of the group exhibition Come In! DTLA at the A+D Museum in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles.

  19. The work “Table of Contents” is published in the UCLA AUD journal Pool.

  20. Erin presents recent work as part of the CalPoly Metro Program lecture series at the Helms Design Center in Culver City.

  21. The installation “3D Warehouse” opens as part of the group exhibition Come In! DTLA at the A+D Museum in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles.

  22. Erin and Ian participate in the keynote panel discussion “To Live and Design in DTLA” moderated by Carlo Caccavale as part of WestWeek 2016 design festival at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

  23. Erin presents recent work as part of the symposium Fieldwork, organized by Sarah Hearne at University of Technology, Sydney.

  24. Erin and Ian are interviewed as part of the Next Progressives series in Architect Magazine.

  25. The installation “The Entire Situation + StudFindr” opens as part of the group exhibition Fieldwork, curated by Sarah Hearne, at the UTS Gallery in Sydney.

  26. The text “Along the Frontier of Resolution” is published in the journal Log, guest edited by Greg Lynn.

  27. The text “Alright, Click on Your Guy” is published in the journal Arredamento Mimarlık.

  28. Beatrice Leanza writes in a review for Frieze that “the more nuanced presentations” at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) are found in thematic pavilions, including “Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City,” curated by Mimi Zeiger and Tim Durfee.

  29. Erin presents recent work as part of a seminar lecture series organized by Victor Jones at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.

  30. The text “Synthetic Turf: A Taxonomy of Patent Drawings” is published in the Winter newsletter of the L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.

  31. Erin is interviewed in Design Indaba about the installation “The Entire Situation + StudFindr” at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  32. Erin and Fiona Connor run a two-day book-binding workshop titled “Can You Help With This Project? …” at the REDCAT Gallery in Los Angeles.

  1. The thematic pavilion “Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City” receives the Bronze Award at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB).

  2. The installation “Google Los Angeles Resolution Frontier” opens as part of the thematic pavilion “Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City,” curated by Mimi Zeiger and Tim Durfee at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen.

  3. The installation “The Entire Situation + StudFindr” is called “THE must-see” installation by Archinect at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  4. The Los Angeles Times says that “investigations of technology and digital culture” at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial “come in smartly measured doses” in a review by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne.

  5. The installation “The Entire Situation + StudFindr” is called a “Must-See” by ArchDaily at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  6. The installation “The Entire Situation + StudFindr” opens as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center.

  7. Mimi Zeiger interviews Erin and Ian, along with other West Coast design studios, in The Architect’s Newspaper in a preview for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

  8. The installation “Along the Frontiers of Resolution” opens as part of the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) in Vancouver.

  9. Erin presents recent work as part of the The Architectural League Prize group exhibition lecture series Authenticity at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

  10. The installation “Amerimax Model Showroom,” featuring the project “Roof Deck at MoMA PS1,” opens as part of the The Architectural League Prize group exhibition Authenticity at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

  11. Erin leads the workshop “Architecture Itself,” hosted by Kyle Miller at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.

  12. The text “A Taxonomy of Synthetic Turf Patent Drawings” is published in the UCLA journal Pool.

  13. The installation “Low Fidelity” opens as part of the group exhibition The New Creativity: Man and Machines, curated by Sylvia Lavin at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture Schindler House in Los Angeles.

  14. The installation “Amerimax Motel Showroom” opens as part of the group exhibition One Night Stand at the Holiday Lodge Motel in Los Angeles.

  15. Erin is awarded the 2015 Architectural League Prize by The Architectural League of New York.

  16. The text “Along the Frontier of Resolutions” is published in the Princeton School of Architecture journal Pidgin Magazine.

  17. The installation “Low Fidelity” opens at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the group exhibition Chatter: Architecture Talks Back, curated by Karen Kice.

  18. The text “June Gloom Gray” is published on Re-Form.

  19. Erin presents recent work and participates in a panel discussion as part of the West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics (WHAP!) lecture series, hosted by the California Institute of the Arts Master’s Program in Aesthetics and Politics and the West Hollywood Library and moderated by Norman Klein.

  20. Erin presents the proposal “Roof Deck” at MoMA PS1 as a short listed entry for the Young Architects Program.

  21. The exhibition “The Entire Situation” is featured in the journal Project.

  1. The installation “Single Sheet Table” opens as part of the L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design series Out There Doing It Potluck event at the Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake.

  2. Erin is selected as a finalist for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.

  3. Erin and Ian present recent work and participate in a panel discussion as part of the L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design series Out There Doing It event “(G)host Landscapes,” moderated by Sarah Lorenzen at the Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake.

  4. Erin and Ian are interviewed as part of the Storefront for Art and Architecture Worldwide Storefront series “Host: Natural Histories for Los Angeles.”

  5. The Los Angeles Times calls the exhibition “The Entire Situation” a “budget do-it-yourself Richard Serra” in a review by critic Sharon Mizota.

  6. Erin and Ian present recent work and participate in a panel discussion as part of the L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design series Out There Doing It event “Host: Natural Histories for Los Angeles,” moderated by Sarah Lorenzen at the Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake.

  7. The exhibition “The Entire Situation” opens at the Mackey Garage Top Gallery in Los Angeles.

  8. Ian presents recent work in a lecture titled “Michael Milken, Descriptions, and U.S. Patent No. 6,628,279” at the Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice in Pasadena.

  9. The text “Super Models or: Some (Scale) Models That I’d Like to Know” is awarded the Core77 Design Award for Writing & Commentary.

  10. Erin presents recent work as part of the A.UD Lecture Series at UCLA.

  11. The installation “Google Los Angeles Resolution Frontier” opens as part of the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Los Angeles.

  12. The installation “My Own Private Google Earth” opens as part of the Media Design Practices group thesis exhibition at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

  13. The text “Some Scale Models We’d Like to Know” is published in the journal San Rocco.

  14. The installation “After Chebyshev,” a collaboration with Andrew Nagata, opens as part of the group exhibition Chess at the Jai & Jai Gallery in Los Angeles .

  1. The exhibition “Low Fidelity” opens at the Design Matters gallery in Los Angeles.

  1. Erin presents the paper “Low Fidelity” as part of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference in San Francisco.

  2. The installation “Low Fidelity” opens in Los Angeles as part of the group thesis exhibition at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

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