Mo Zell

(414) 229-5337
Arch & Urban Planning 266

Bio

Mo Zell is the Chair of the Department of Architecture at UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and principal of the design and research firm, bauenstudio. She also served as Associate Dean from 2012 - 2018. She recently completed a 2ndedition to her book The Architectural Drawing Course. The first edition sold 40,000 copies worldwide between 2008 – 2016. The new edition includes projects related to installation and making at full scale.

In various administrative capacities as Associate Dean, committee chair and facuty member Mo spearheaded a number of initiatives at the school including the SARUP externship program, SUPERjury Women in Design Milwaukee, and the SARUP Mobile Design Box.

Her research is positioned at the confluence of architecture and installation. In collaboration with her design partner, Marc Roehrle, she has had commissioned work on display at the Haggerty Museum of Art. The design work of bauenstudio has been recognized with several design awards including a Boston Society of Architecture (BSA) Honor Award, a Boston Society of Landscape Architecture (BSLA) Merit Award and an ACSA Faculty Design Award. Bauenstudio was also featured in Architecture Record as an emerging practice to watch.She currently has work on display in the SARUP Research Garden.

Mo completed her BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia with a minor in Mathematics and Masters of Architecture from Yale University.

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Education

Yale University, School of Architecture, M. Arch, 1998
University of Virginia, School of Architecture, BS in Architecture, Minor in Mathematics, 1994

Research Focus

Architectural Design
Architectural Place
Beginning Design Pedagogy

Courses

Arch 310 Fundamentals of Arch Design I
Arch 390/790 Constructed Site
Arch 636/836 Residual Space
Arch 685/885 Car Museum
Arch 800 Graduate Introduction Studio

Selected Work

ACSA Faculty Design Honorable Mention Award 2010, Zell, M. and M. Roehrle, collaborator. ‘The Construct of Remembrance’, 98th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Award.
Zell, M. and M. Roehrle, ‘Big Box Redux’, Proceedings of the 98th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, 2010.
Zell, M. and M. Roehrle, ‘Park (ing) Lot’, Proceedings of the 98th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, 2010.
Zell, M and M. Roehrle, ‘New Suburban Prototype’, Poster Proceedings of the 97th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting: Portland, OR, 2009.
Boston Society of Architects Citation for Design 2008, Zell, M. and Roehrle, M., collaborators. BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Design Award honoring the Northeastern University Veterans Memorial, Fall 2008.
Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Merit Award 2008, Zell, M. and Roehrle, M., collaborators. Award given for the Northeastern University Veterans Memorial.
Zell, M., Principal Investigator. ‘New (Sub) Urbanism: Re-Think, Re-Zone, Re-Use’. UWM Graduate School Research Committee Awards (GSRC).
Zell, M. and M. Roehrle, ‘Big Box Redux’, Proceedings of the 98th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, 2010.
Zell, M. and M. Roehrle, ‘Park (ing) Lot’, Proceedings of the 98th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, 2010.
Zell, M and M. Roehrle, ‘New Suburban Prototype’, Poster Proceedings of the 97th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting: Portland, OR, 2009.
Boston Society of Architects Citation for Design 2008, Zell, M. and Roehrle, M., collaborators. BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Design Award honoring the Northeastern University Veterans Memorial, Fall 2008.
Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Merit Award 2008, Zell, M. and Roehrle, M., collaborators. Award given for the Northeastern University Veterans Memorial.
Zell, M., Principal Investigator. ‘New (Sub) Urbanism: Re-Think, Re-Zone, Re-Use’. UWM Graduate School Research Committee Awards (GSRC).

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