Margaret Kirk

Margaret Kirk is an architect, artist, author, and academic. She has instructed at various institutions including California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. She is the cofounder of kd+, a design-build firm, and office KRK. She is licensed in the state of New York.

As a practitioner, her portfolio includes a vast array of projects on a multitude of scales from small exhibitions in New York City to five-star eco-resorts in India. She has traveled globally performing various construction-related activities and has taught award-winning courses on interdisciplinary design, post-disaster construction, design for zero-emissions, and resilient construction.

As a proponent of transdisciplinary design and as a doctoral student, Kirk's personal research responds to the theoretical discourse of technological design as a tool of emergence, translation, and performative aesthetic.

A member of various editorial boards, Kirk recently founded Venn Design Journal and her think-tank, BURO bureau, exploring novel intersections of architecture with technology.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural practice¬†
  • Architectural technology
  • Collaborative practice
  • Ecological practice
  • High-performance building design
  • Technologically integrated building systems
  • Computational design emergence
  • Transdisciplinary collaboration

Classes (Selected)

  • Arch 2614/5614 Building Tech I: Materials and Methods
  • Arch 4605/6605.104 Sp. Tp. in Construction: BESPOKE ECOLOGY
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