Kristy Balliet + Kelly Bair, BairBalliet

Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Interim Design Center (IDC)
THE NEXT PORT OF CALL, 15th Architecture Biennale,
Venice Italy, 2016 (Courtesy of BairBalliet


BairBalliet is a joint design venture co-founded by Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet and is invested in architectural research in the form of both speculative and built projects. BairBalliet's work has been exhibited internationally in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and in various locations around the United States, including New York (MoMA, Modern Museum of Art), Los Angeles (The Architecture & Design Museum), Detroit (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), Chicago (The Night Gallery), New Haven (Yale University Gallery) and Pittsburgh (Miller Gallery/Carnegie Mellon University). In 2018, they were named a finalist for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.T

Kelly Bair is co-founder of BairBalliet, Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture. Bair has also taught in Los Angeles at UCLA, SCI-Arc, and Woodbury University and previously worked at Brooks+Scarpa (formerly Pugh+Scarpa), Greg Lynn Form, and Belzberg Architects. Bair holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Masters degree from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Kristy Balliet is co-founder of BairBalliet and Design Faculty at SCI-Arc. Prior to co-founding BairBalliet, she was an Associate Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State and was Assistant Professor in Studio Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia University. She worked for seven years as a project designer at Erdy McHenry Architecture in Philadelphia. Balliet holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University and a Masters degree from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Bair and Balliet are co-founders of Possible Mediums, a collaborative with Adam Fure and Kyle Miller, fellow designers and educators interested in shaking up the context and format in which architecture is taught, produced, and engaged. They published the Possible Mediums book in the Autumn of 2018.

This lecture sponsored by AWA+D.


Kristy Balliet

Kelly Bair