Greg Lynn has been at the cutting edge of design in both architecture and design culture in general when it comes to the use of the computer.  He has been a faculty member since 1996.  The buildings, projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of the advanced technologies germane to the aeronautic, automobile and film industries of Southern California in architecture. Forbes magazine named Lynn one of the top ten trend- setters in Architecture in 2005 and Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century.  He was named a 2010 fellow of United States Artists (USA) and recipient of the Golden Lion at the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture.  In 2002 he led a group of UCLA students to participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture representing the United States in the American Pavilion.  He is the recipient of a 2004 Progressive Architecture Award, and American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award in 2003.  His office recently completed a renovation for Uniserve’s Corporate Headquarters in the City of Commerce as well as 8 large scale demountable lightweight carbon reinforced plastic travelling pavilions for the INDEX Awards in Copenhagen.  His Bloom House of 2009 in Los Angeles has been widely published internationally.  His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world.  In 2009, he was commissioned by HSBC to design their Designer’s Lounge at Design Miami 2009 where he also exhibited Carbon Crystal Sails for Swarovski Crystal Palace.  The Hammer Museum exhibited Fountain a sculptural water feature built from roto-molded plastic children’s toys, in 2010. In 2010 Lynn displayed his innovative light weight carbon tape furniture designs at Art Institute of Chicago’s Hyperlinks exhibition. In addition to his architectural work, he has numerous industrial design objects in production with companies including  Alessi, Vitra and Swarovski.  His “Supple Cups” and “Ravioli” Chair have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection.  Lynn is a Master Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University.  He writes and is the author of seven books including the 2009 Greg Lynn Form (Rizzoli).


Julia Koerner is lecturer at UCLA’s SUPRASTUDIO, led by Greg Lynn. Born in Salzburg, Austria, she holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Further, a Master of Science from the Architectural Association, London. Julia worked with international offices in both New York and London, including Ross Lovegrove Studio. Her most recent collaborations for Additively Manufactured fashion pieces involved Haute Couture fashion designer Iris Van Herpen, and 3D printing company Materialise. She won several awards including the MAK Schindler Architect in Residence scholarship in Los Angeles 2010.

About Suprastudio

“Industry often uses the language of architecture to speculate on the future of their fields. SUPRASTUDIO works with these partners in collaborative research, and opens up the future possibilities for architecture, from the outside in.”

Hitoshi Abe
Chair, UCLA Architecture & Urban Design

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