The lecture will explore the work of Design With Company, the Chicago based design collaborative. It will begin with the theoretical and contextual underpinnings of the practice and will highlight how the concept of architectural character
serves as an ongoing design imperative for their wide ranging work, from speculative scenarios to built constructions.
Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer are cofounders of the firm Design With Company, which explores the intersection between literature and architecture through speculative urban scenarios, spatial installations, and built projects. The firm was recently featured as Next Progressives by Architect Magazine, Next Generation by Architectural Record, and included in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Hicks received his MArch from Princeton University; Newmeyer from the University of Michigan. They teach at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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