5:00PM — Cowgill 300
Alfred Zollinger is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Parsons, and also the director of the Parsons Design Workshop, its signature design-build program that works collaboratively with non-profit and governmental partners on a range of urban development projects. He is also co-principal of Matter Practice, an architecture and exhibition-design firm founded with Sandra Wheeler. Matter Practice has completed a range of public projects, including exhibition designs for the National Building Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the International Center of Photography, as well as several residential designs. The practice maintains its own prototyping and custom-fabrication shop and is informed by Zollinger’s early training as a precision machinist and interest in making as a mode of critical inquiry. He studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and completed his post-professional studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was a designer and fabrication specialist on a number of widely published projects completed by the Cranbrook Architecture Office. He has taught at the ETH, in Zurich, RISD, and, since 2006, at Parsons.