Dwayne Oyler / Oyler Wu Collaborative

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Dwayne Oyler will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. Oyler is the co-founder, with Jenny Wu, of Los Angeles design firm Oyler Wu Collaborative. Prior to establishing the firm in 2004, Oyler worked for Toshiko Mori Architects and collaborated with Lebbeus Woods on numerous projects including Nine Boxes, Terrain, and Siteline Vienna. He has taught architecture studios at Syracuse University, The Research Institute for Experimental Architecture and The Cooper Union. Oyler currently teaches architecture design studios at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and is a visiting professor at Columbia GSAPP in New York. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Oyler Wu Collaborative is an experimental architecture and design firm. The office approaches architecture and design with a critical and rigorous intent that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. Recent works encompass a variety of scales, from products and installations to residential and institutional buildings. Oyler Wu was selected by the city of Los Angeles to be a part of the design team for the Los Angeles River Bikeway/Greenway project.

Oyler Wu Collaborative has been published globally and is recognized for its excellence in architectural design, research and fabrication. Projects recently completed include: the 3D printing showroom and office space for 3DS Culinary in Hollywood, CA; the Stormcloud pavilion for SCI-Arc 40th  anniversary event; the Cube, the winning pavilion entry for the Beijing Biennale; Taipei Sales Center, a 5 story commercial building; as well as a 16 story residential tower in Taipei, Taiwan.

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.

Books by Oyler Wu Collaborative include Pendulum Plane, published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design in 2009, and Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions, published by SCI-Arc Press in 2014.