Jeffrey L Day
Jeffrey L DayProfessor of Architecture
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AB, Harvard College, 1988
MArch, U.C. Berkeley, 1995
Teaching and Research Interests:
Design and theory in relation to architecture as a tactical practice, digital fabrication, site and landscape, and artistic models of practice. These and other diverse interests form the basis of Jeff’s work in which he attempts to erode the boundaries between teaching, practice, and research. Jeff has published articles on these and other interests in the Journal of Architectural Education, 306090, Praxis, Review, Architectural Record, Dwell, and various ACSA publications.
Actual Architecture Company is an internationally recognized architecture and design firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, but operating around the world with expansive vision. The firm draws on backgrounds in art, landscape, and architecture to provide informed, highly considered design for a wide range of clients, sites, and projects – from individuals to art institutions, urban to rural settings, and furniture to large buildings. By maximizing the potential of academic and professional practices, and with an open mind to creative collaboration, Actual Architecture Co. integrates design-research, speculative design practice, and a commitment to building architecture that enhances culture and community.
Actual Architecture Co. was founded by Jeffrey L. Day, AIA after 15 years practicing as a founding principal of Min | Day in San Francisco and Omaha.
Jeff also runs an allied practice, FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team) at the University of Nebraska. FACT is an academic/professional collaborative design lab which offers students a forum for exploration aimed at expanding the complex relationships between thinking (conceiving, designing, theorizing) and making. A frequent collaborator with Min | Day, FACT engages design intensive projects and creative clients in collaborations that bridge design and construction. In such a practice the boundaries that conventionally distinguish the profession of architecture are eroded to admit other disciplines ordinarily thought of as distinct. FACT would like to be on the leading edge of efforts to integrate design and production, efforts that may profoundly impact the future of the design professions through the introduction of new digital technologies and CAD-CAM techniques. In summary, FACT hopes to offer students the opportunity to explore a more fluid practice that integrates design and production.