50 Years of Smale Project - Geoffrey Thün

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Photo of East Entry Pavilion, Archeological Park, Ahmetbeyli, TR, RVTR
East Entry Pavilion, Archeological Park, Ahmetbeyli, TR, RVTR
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Photo of Pneusystems, pneumatic envelope system, RVTR
Pneusystems, pneumatic envelope system, RVTR
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Photo of Latitudo Borealis Pavilion, Feldkirch, AT, RVTR
Latitudo Borealis Pavilion, Feldkirch, AT, RVTR
Recognition

Geoffrey Thün is a designer, researcher and educator. At Waterloo, he received the Smale Fellowship (1994) and AIA Henry Adams Medal (1996). Keen to develop a growing interest in research, he returned to study (2005) pursuing a post-professional Masters degree in urban design at the University of Toronto. With colleagues Kathy Velikov, Colin Ripley and Paul Raff, he founded RVTR in 2007. From 2006-2009 Geoffrey was Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, where he led the North House Project. He is currently Professor of Architecture and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. With Kathy Velikov, he continues to direct RVTR as a research-based design practice whose work ranges in scale from the regional territory and the city, to high-performance buildings, to full-scale experimental prototypes exploring responsive and kinetic envelopes that mediate energy, atmosphere, and social space.