Curriculum Vitae

alexandra neyman _ M.Arch // B.S.Arch 

1635 ARCH STREET_BERKELEY_CALIFORNIA_94709     m. 248.346.2426        sashenkan@gmail.com                   

                                                                                                                                      www.agglab.com

Adjunct Faculty at Academy of Art University, SF.  _ B.Arch Collaboration Coordinator. 

co-founder AGGLAB

co-founder Metaspace

 

Education

Master of Architecture, University of Michigan

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI                  2005

Bachelor of Science of Architecture, University of Michigan

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI                   1999

School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                            1995-96

 

Academic Appointments/Pedagogical Experience

Academy of Art University Department of Architecture, San Francisco, CA                                                 

                                                                                                                                        2011 - CURRENT

Adjunct Faculty + B.Arch Collaboration Coordinator.

_Studio, Bachelors Arch Studio 210
_Studio, Masters Arch 609
_Urban Mapping Seminar 617
_Graduate Seminar Urban Design Theory 635

_Undergraduate Seminar Urban Design Theory 449

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 

                                                                                                     Ann Arbor, MI

Lecturer :                                                                                                                         2008

_Studio, Bachelors Arch 322 UG2 _Summer Discovery Program
_GSI. Seminar, Understanding Architecture 212                                                          2005

_Research Assistant for
Pr. of History Anatole Senkevich                                                                                    2004-05

_Research Assistant for
Pr. of Structures Elizabeth English                                                                                  1998-99

 

Research Experience

AGGLAB, San Francisco, CA Co-Founder 2012-present                   www.agglab.com

is a research practice that seeks pedagogy of divergence in the techniques of organization of matter. The research centers on experimental practice for competitions, exhibitions and publications.
Agglab harvests and grows morphological spatial logics out of multiple discourses such as biology, chemistry, medicine, philosophy, and so on. Through operative research and behavioral simulations, this work aims to invent generative spatial organizations that have an influence on physiologies of form, its’ evolution and complex behaviors. Agglab develops a series of generative rule based methodologies, based on advanced tectonic systems with distinct biases towards varied aggregation, unusual couplings, extreme hybrid systems and spatial anomalies. The most current work is based around the notion of generative species, which promotes a growth of responsive ecolo- gies that are able to mutate and evolve through conditions of performance rather than meaning. In turn, meaning is grown and architectural complexity is derived through these processes. Projects include Prosthetics, Species, Growing Extreme Assemblages.

Exhibits and Scholarly Work :

University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture.  Ann Arbor, MI.  'Epigenesis: Plastic Assemblages"  Exhibit and Lecture.

SOMA ARTS.  San Francisco, CA.  'Making a Scene' Exhibit, July 2015.

Acadia Design Agency 2014, USC Los Angeles, CA 2014

Research Project Exhibit: “Growing Extreme Assemblages”
Acadia 2014 Proceedings Publication. p.35-38

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI  2014.

Workshop+Lecture+Exhibit

180 Magazine. Issue No.7. 2014
“Growing to Extremes”. pp.94-109 2014 Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project with AAU Fashion School

San Francisco Design Week. Form Factors. 2014

Installation at Digital Fix. Growing Extreme Assemblages.

Art Complex. 2014

Installation. “Growing to Extreme” Prosthetics.

San Francisco Design Week. Form Factors. 2013

Collaborative Installation at Rand and Statler with AAU Fashion School. Prosthetics.

“Modifiers & Amplifiers:Growing Extreme” 2013

Multiple Collaborative Exhibits between AAU Architecture + Fashion departments
installed at Atelier + Cannery Galleries, San Francisco, CA

Collaborative writing project for a book with Monica Tiulescu on architecture forthcoming as evolving and responsive species Aggregation Systems of Design Techniques.

Workshops. Developing series of advanced workshops based on advanced tectonic systems
of aggregation. forthcoming

other Exhibits and Scholarly Work

helped organize, install + made drawings for
work of Jason Young and Neal Robinson traveling exhibit
“Chicken and Fish” installed in
Pittsburg Edge Gallery, UofM Taubman Architecture Gallery 2005

UofM Masters Thesis “Mapping Heterotopia: Accelerating Capitalist Space,” 2005 Thesis Exhibit, Taubman Architecture Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

“Mapping Heterotopia: Accelerating Capitalist Space,” 2005 Masters Thesis in Dimensions, Volume 19, (Ann Arbor: Taubman College, 2005),
pages 56-63.

Professional Experience

Meta:space llc., Berkeley, CA Co-Founder                                                                                                                      

MAP Architecture, Roger Berent                                                                                                     

QYA Architecture, Bloomfield Hills, MI                                                                                                                            
TMP Architecture, Bloomfield Hills, MI                                                                                                                           
Designhaus, Rochester, MI                                                                                                                                                
WETSU, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                                                                                                          

Mitchell and Mouat Architects, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                                                          

Hobbs and Black Architects, Ann Arbor, MI

TMP Architecture, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI