6 February 2019
7:00PM — Hancock 100

Jennifer Bonner

Jennifer Bonner is Director of MALL and Director of the Master of Architecture II program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she is Assistant Professor. Born in Alabama, Bonner received a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded the James Templeton Kelley Prize for her project Assemblage of Twins. Her undergraduate thesis project, Cedar Pavilion, was designed and constructed at the Rural Studio in Perry County, Alabama. She recently completed one of the first cross-laminated timber houses in the U.S., Haus Gables.

Bonner is a recipient of an AR Award for Emerging Architecture (Architectural Review), Emerging Voices Award (American Institute of Architects/ Young Architects Forum), and two Faculty Design Awards (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture). Her research and design work has been published in journals including Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Wallpaper, a+t, DAMn, ART PAPERS, PLAT, and MAS Context. Bonner has exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, National Building Museum in Washington DC, Association of Architects of Catalonia in Barcelona, WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, HistoryMIAMI, and most recently at the Istanbul Design Biennial.

Bonner was the first recipient of an annual teaching fellowship at Woodbury University in Los Angeles and held the position of TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic at Georgia Institute of Technology where she founded a Guide to the Dirty South with forthcoming titles in Atlanta and New Orleans. Previously, she has also taught design studios and seminars at Auburn University, the Architectural Association, and Lund University. Before her graduate studies, Bonner worked in the office of Foster + Partners in London and Istanbul on the Palace of Peace in Astana, Kazakhstan. Later as Project Architect at David Chipperfield Architects she worked on design proposals for Melnikov’s Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage in Moscow and the Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK.