It’s is our pleasure to formally introduce the newest addition to Animal Architecture, Ryan Ludwig. Ryan is an architectural practitioner and educator, he received his B. Arch. degree from Cornell University in 2004 and his post-professional M. Arch. II degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2009. While at the GSD Ryan helped co-edit the book The Function of Form by Farshid Moussavi (2009), he has also contributed work / writing to the GSD student journal TRAYS (2008) and the Cornell publication WORK (2003). Most recently Ryan has taught at the SUNY Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning as a visiting critic and is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. His current research focuses on developmental models of form(ation) as observed in biology / ecology / genetics and the potential of these natural evolvable systems to inform architectural design. Before teaching Ryan worked for a variety of professional offices in NY and CT including Cannon Design, Stonely Pelsinski architects Neukomm (SPaN) and MOS; his current design work may be viewed at his personal website www.adaptationofparts.com.
While at Animal Architecture Ryan will be assisting with a new series of conversations titled “Architecture inside the Darwinian Arena.” Welcome!
Ned spends most of his time wondering how our world can better support the lives within it. Musings fit for print end up here. He hopes you enjoy them.