Kristy Balliet / The Ohio State University, Architecture

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
February 18, 2015 - 5:30pm

Kristy Balliet will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18. The lecture is free and open to the public. Balliet is an assistant professor of architecture at the Knowlton School and founder of Balliet Studio, a design and research practice. Balliet’s work is invested in volumetric exploration and architectural mediums. She has lectured and exhibited work in San Diego, Philadelphia, Skopje, Vienna, Innsbruck, Berlin, Ann Arbor, Halifax and Los Angeles.

Kristy Balliet amplifies volume through rigorous relations of thickness, depth and spatial sequencing. Projects focus on the interior figure and its accomplice poche. She weaves together overlapping geometries that delineate enclosure and entice with the allure of space beyond. In insisting that volume is a medium, not simply the leftover space within or around mass, Balliet celebrates volumetric depth and strategic interior-exterior distinctions.

Balliet is a co-chair of the Possible Mediums Project, series of events showcasing design investigations based in speculative architectural mediums. At the Knowlton School she is currently the chair of the Baumer Lecture Series and was previously the curator of the Banvard Gallery.

From 2006-2011, Balliet was an assistant professor at The University of Applied Arts, Vienna in Studio Greg Lynn. While there she was the co-creator of the IoA Sliver lecture/gallery series and published the collected work of the studio in Visual Catalog: Greg Lynn’s Studio. She is a graduate of Philadelphia University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced architecture in Philadelphia at Erdy McHenry Architecture. Kristy is currently editing the forthcoming publication Massive Attack, IoA Sliver Lecture Series-Selected Friends and Enemies.

Balliet is a graduate of Philadelphia University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced architecture in Philadelphia at Erdy McHenry Architecture. She is currently editing the forthcoming publication Massive Attack, IoA Sliver Lecture Series-Selected Friends and Enemies.

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