John McMorrough

Visiting Associate Professor in Architecture

John McMorrough is an architect and theorist. He studied architecture at the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture, and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he received both a Master of Architecture (with Distinction) and a Ph.D. in Architecture. He has taught design and theory at Yale School of Architecture, the Ohio State University, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna, among other institutions, and is currently an associate professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. His writing addresses the relationship between contemporary culture and design methodology, with treatments on architects’ extended practices (in the form of buildings, but also work in complementary media such as installations, films and other structured narratives). As a partner of studioAPT (Architecture Project Theory) he has worked on a range of projects at the scale of building (sets), situation (comedies), and the graphic (interiors). His theoretical writing and design work has appeared in numerous books and publications (such as Perspecta, Threshold, Log, Volume, Praxis, MAS Context, and Flat Out).