Mo Zell, RA, Associate Professor, Associate Dean
Mo Zell is an Associate Professor of Architecture, Associate Dean, and co-founding principal of bauenstudio, a design and research firm located in Milwaukee, WI. The firm’s philosophy is based on the commitment to an ‘architecture of response’ where architecture responds to all conditions of the existing environment, be they physical, cultural, spiritual or intellectual, while emphasizing space making using contemporary materials.
Zell combines research, teaching, and design practice with the goal of integrating building with its existing context, site, and situation to achieve place. Her research critically demonstrates place as something that represents and responds to both local and regional conditions within a broader cultural context, and therefore, challenges traditional notions of site. Zell’s design and research commitment to site appears in three approaches: site design, multiplicity of scales/contexts, and spatial experience. Design projects include contemporary public realm interventions, the development of the vernacular and suburban landscapes, and the design and production of furniture.
Yale University, School of Architecture, M. Arch, 1998
University of Virginia, School of Architecture, BS in Architecture, Minor in Mathematics, 1994
Beginning Design Pedagogy
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
ACSA Faculty Design Honorable Mention Award 2010, Zell, M. and M. Roehrle, collaborator. ‘The Construct of Remembrance’, 98th Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Award.
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