T.F. Tierney is Associate Professor Emerita of Architecture with a Designated Emphasis in New Media at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.  As founding director of URL: Urban Research Lab, Tierney explores the intersection between networked technologies and the built environment.  During 2013, Tierney was a United States Delegate to Smart & Digital Cities in France. Tierney also serves on the editorial board of The Bartlett’s ARENA Journal of Architectural Research, University College London. Recent publications include “Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Infrastructure and Urban Transformation” (UVa Press 2017); and “The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of Network Society” (Routledge 2013), which was a finalist for the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award.



Ph.D., DE: New Media, University of California Berkeley; 2009
M.Arch, University of California Berkeley
B.A., Landscape Architecture, University of California Berkeley
B.Arch, California College of Art; 2002