Greg Lynn

Design Critic in Architecture and Urban Planning and Design

Greg Lynn is the Founder of Greg Lynn FORM and a co-Founder of Boston based Piaggio Fast Forward.  The buildings, projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced technology for design and fabrication.  In 2001, Time Magazine named Greg Lynn one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century.  In 2008, he won the Golden Lion at the 11th International Venice Biennale of Architecture and he has represented the United States twice in the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.  In 2010, he was awarded a fellowship from United States Artists.  He is an o. Univ. Prof. Arch. at the angewandte Wien and UCLA and was the Davenport Professor at Yale University from 2000-2016.  He is the author of nine books.  In addition to his architectural work, he has numerous industrial design objects in production.  Both his Alessi “Supple” Cups and Vitra “Ravioli” Chair have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection.   He has been an advisor to the Canadian Center for Architecture in their initiative to establish a Digital Archive of architecture beginning with 25 canonical projects.  Greg Lynn was born in 1964 in Ohio.  He graduated from Miami University of Ohio with degrees in both architecture (Bachelor of Environmental Design) and philosophy (Bachelor of Philosophy) and later from Princeton University where he received a graduate degree in architecture (Master of Architecture).