Wallick, Karl

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Currently co-director of MW architecture, Karl Wallick helped to start an award-winning practice, Drawing Dept in Ohio while teaching at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to teaching, he directed several projects for the research team at KieranTimberlake Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania including the SmartWrap exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the publication of reFabricating Architecture. Additional project design experience includes work on several large institutional projects for clients such as Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, and the LEED platinum Sidwell Friends School. Projects completed at Drawing Dept include the Sushi Bar, County Line Barn, and Forge Lumber. He is a professionally registered architect, LEED accredited professional and speaker at academic conferences across the nation and Europe. In addition to publications in academic journals, his new book on the practice of KieranTimberlake will be published by Rizzoli in the fall of 2011.

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MArch, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
BArch, University of Cincinnati, 1995

Research Focus

Poetics and Practices of Detailing
Generative Drawing
Tectonic Design Strategies


Arch 320
Arch 410

Selected Work

Inquiry: The Architecture of KieranTimberlake, (Rizzoli)
Field Station at White Water Shaker near Cincinnati, OH (MW architecture)
"Generative Processes: Thick Drawing"; International Journal of Art and Design Education (Wiley)
"Fragmentation and Interrogation as an Approach to Integration"; International Journal of Art and Design Education (Wiley)
County Line Barn at Union City, IN (Drawing Dept)
Forge Lumber at Cincinnati, OH (Drawing Dept)
"Making SmartWrap: From Parts to Pixels" in The Green Braid (Routledge)
Sidwell Friends School at Washington DC (KieranTimberlake)
SmartWrap Exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum (KieranTimberlake)
"Le Nouveau Modular" in L'architecture d'aujourd'hui co-authored with Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake
Pierson College at Yale University (KieranTimberlake)
Levine Hall at University of Pennsylvania (KieranTimberlake)

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