Monday, February 12, 2018

Dwayne Oyler

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
Haing Visiting Professional Sponsored Lecture

Bio: Dwayne Oyler, along with his partner, Jenny Wu, established the architecture and design firm of Oyler Wu Collaborative in Los Angeles in 2004. The office has been published globally and is recognized for its experimentation in design, research, and fabrication. 

Their recent projects include "The Exchange" in Columbus, Indiana, the office and showroom of 3DS Culinary in Hollywood, CA, as well as a 16 story residential tower in Taipei, Taiwan.  Both partners currently teach design studios at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) as well as visiting studios at The Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  The office has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record,  2013 Emerging Talent Award from AIA California Council, 2012 Presidential Honor Award for Emerging Practice from AIA LA, Taiwan’s ADA Award for Emerging Architect, and 2011 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League in New York.

Dwayne Oyler received a B Arch from Kansas State University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  Prior to establishing Oyler Wu Collaborative, Dwayne worked for Toshiko Mori Architect and collaborated with Lebbeus Woods on numerous projects including Nine Boxes, Terrain, and Siteline Vienna.  Books by Oyler Wu Collaborative include Pendulum Plane, which was published in 2009 by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, and a book entitled Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions, which was published by SCI-Arc Press in 2014. They have recently lectured at the Angewandte in Vienna, USC, Texas Tech, Tamkang University, and Arizona University.