Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, founders of the architecture and design firm Oyler Wu Collaborative, will deliver the Fitzgibbon Charrette Kickoff Lecture. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Established in Los Angeles in 2004, Oyler Wu Collaborative is recognized for its experimentation in design, material research, and fabrication, and has won numerous awards, including the 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the 2017 The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, and the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record.
Oyler Wu Collaborative approaches architecture with a critical and rigorous intent that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. The office relies on the constant exchange between large architectural proposals and small architectural installations. Their recent projects include the competition-winning entry for the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, The Exchange for Exhibit Columbus, the Los Angeles River Greenway/Bikeway project, and The Monarch Tower, a 16-story residential high rise in Taipei, Taiwan.
Both principals are members of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). They have previously taught at various other institutions such as Harvard GSD, Pratt Institute, and Columbia GSAPP.