Jeannette Kuo (MArch '04) has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, effective January 1, 2016, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
At the GSD, Kuo has served as a teaching assistant and design critic for core studios in the Department of Architecture. Kuo was the 2006 recipient of the competitive Maybeck Teaching Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Since then, she has also taught at MIT, and since 2011, has held a visiting professorship at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In addition, she has been a guest critic at numerous institutions such as ETH Zurich, Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design, Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, Pratt Institute, Hong Kong University, and the University of Toronto.
Kuo is a founding partner of Karamuk * Kuo Architects based in Zurich. Established in 2010, the work of Karamuk * Kuo has focused on the intersection of spatial concepts with constructive technologies to approach architecture from its most fundamental sources. The office works on projects of a range of scales, from spatial installations and exhibitions to complex cultural projects, and have been published in numerous international journals including Archithese, Werk, Bau + Wohnen, and Architecture. Current projects include the International Sports Sciences Institute at the University of Lausanne and the Augusta Raurica Archaeological Center in Baselland.
Beyond her practice, Kuo regularly contributes to the architectural discourse through her writings and participation in conferences and symposia. Her publication, “A-Typical Plan: Projects and Essays on Identity, Flexibility and Atmosphere in the Office Building,” received the 2013 Most Beautiful Swiss Book award.