2020-02-26 Heather Bizon
From Daniel Dugan
Heather Bizon is an architect and educator. She is currently the Simpson Visiting Professor in Urban Futures at the University of Cincinnati. Her works explore the individual's perception of space and public/private domains through new media and technology, sculpture, architecture, and film. She was the Ann Kalla Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, a fellowship awarded each year to an emerging practitioner. In addition to teaching and practicing, she is invested in writing, research and experimentation on issues concerning identity in relation to aesthetic discourse.
Heather is co-founder of Commonwealth Office for Architecture, a Design and Research practice for the advancement of common space and building. The practice is influenced by imagery and creates new contexts for architecture. Heather has worked in a number of offices, including MOS Architects - collaborating on a range of projects; Luckey Climbers managing the design and fabrication of climbing sculptures around the world, and recently was a project collaborator to Keller Easterling’s Venice Biennale’s 2018 project, MANY. Heather’s work has been included in multiple publications and has collaborated on projects, which won the PS1 MoMA Young Architect’s Pavilion and Architect Magazine’s Progressive Architecture Award.
Heather received her B.Arch from Cornell University and M.Arch II from Yale University. Heather was awarded the William Wirt Winchester Fellowship from Yale School of Architecture. Heather is a registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Florida.