Time and Place

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building Commons (Marcus Commons)

Architecture Office” presentation by Nicole McIntosh, Architecture Office, Co-Founder and Syracuse University School of Architecture Assistant Professor
This lecture is sponsored by SARUP DAR.

Lecture Summary

Architecture Office is influenced by the global dissemination of imagery that produces new contexts and different views. Their work actualizes images that distinguish form and type from their assumed cultural associations as a means of producing new forms of architecture. Collectively, the projects and the images support architecture’s unique capacity to not be static and singular, but to simultaneously engage and refresh the things around it.


Nicole McIntosh is an assistant professor of architecture (non-tenure track) at Syracuse University and co-founding partner of Architecture Office. In 2017, Architecture Office was one of six firms nationally to be awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Prize. McIntosh is a licensed architect in Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects.Prior to coming to the US, she studied at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland. In 2014-2015, she was a Teaching Fellow at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West.

Her research and teaching focuses on the transcultural analysis of European-American towns that represent current challenges in architecture and urban design as examples of social transformations in global contexts. The work borrows from image and cultural theorists to explore these enclaves through cultural memories and preservation of building elements and uses their accumulation to question the cultural affiliations of these as an urban ensemble. The research currently involves looking at the building codes at the Planning Department of New Glarus, Wisconsin―codes that are derived from a collection of 1960’s picture book imagery from Switzerland―and analyzing and comparing built results against works from their country of origin.

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