Kristy Balliet: Beyond VOLUME
Discussion moderated by SCI-Arc Graduate Program Chair Elena Manferdini.
What is Volume? How does it impact architecture today? Architectural volume is complex, even a bit of a trouble maker. Defining its relationship with architecture is essential in order to move beyond it. A renewed interest in volume is an attempt to offer a productive alternative to a familiar problem: the problem of connectivity.
Kristy Balliet is the founder of Balliet Studio and the co-founder of BairBalliet. She held an assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture from 2011-2016. From 2006-2011, Balliet was an assistant professor at The University of Applied Arts, Vienna in Studio Greg Lynn. She has co-edited and published the Visual Catalog: Greg Lynn's Studio and Massive Attack, IoA Silver Lecture Series-Selected Friends and Enemies. Kristy is currently working on the forthcoming publication, The Possible Mediums Project to be published in 2017. She is a graduate of Philadelphia University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Professionally she practiced for seven years for the award winning firm Erdy McHenry Architecture in Philadelphia. She has lectured and exhibited work in San Diego, Philadelphia, Skopje, Vienna, Innsbruck, Berlin, Ann Arbor, Halifax and Los Angeles. She was most recently selected and exhibited work with Kelly Bair of BairBalliet at the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.