Filip Tejchman awarded UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning Teaching Fellowship

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) is pleased to welcome Filip Tejchman as visiting faculty in the Department of Architecture for the academic year 2012-13. Selected from a highly competitive pool, Tejchman is awarded the inaugural Fellowship in the area of Innovation in Design. Tejchman’s design research and teaching will involve the relationship between energy and capital viewed through building mechanical systems. His work interweaves contemporary history/theory concerns with technical and tectonic exploration in an effort to reconceive and instrumentalize waste as a spatial project. He has taught undergraduate and graduate design studios at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute, where he was awarded a Development Grant for his contributions to the Language/Making program, a trans-disciplinary initiative between Architecture and the Humanities. Tejchman has also lectured on his research at the Rhode Island School of Design. His professional experience includes design and project management at Joel Sanders Architects, where he was involved in the design of several award-winning and internationally recognized projects, and at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, as a member of the Lincoln Center and Juilliard re-development design teams.

Also an active writer, Tejchman has served as a project editor for the Praxis Journal of Writing and Building and MUSEO. He has contributed essays to several monographs and exhibition catalogs. Most recently, his writing appeared in the Last Newspaper exhibition at the New Museum, NY and the Storefront for Art+Architecture. Tejchman graduated with a MSAAD from Columbia University and a B.Arch, from Cal Poly San Luis Opisbo. Tejchman’s guest lecture at SARUP will take place in the spring 2013.

One-year fellowships are awarded annually in the areas of design instruction and architectural research. The fellowships are geared toward focusing and expanding design research, energizing the architectural curriculum with current discourse, as well as confirming an academic career path for candidates in the formative stage of their professional lives. Innovative and emerging designers, practitioners, and scholars are encouraged to conduct design research and to participate in the SARUP community through the teaching of studios and seminars.