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Glenn Wilcox

Associate Professor of Architecture

Glenn Wilcox is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he held the Muschenheim Fellowship from 1999 to 2000. He teaches courses in architectural design, generative design computing, and digital fabrication. He previously taught at Cornell University and the University of Oregon. His research agenda focuses on the production of architecture as a technological and cultural artifact, with a specific interest in leveraging the power of computationally based design and numerically controlled machines towards new methodologies, materials, and systems of production. Wilcox established his firm, area.architecture, with Anca Trandafirescu in 2003. The practice explores a breadth of design issues through competitions, commissioned projects, furniture fabrication, design/build work, installations, and less-categorical investigations. The firm has received numerous recognitions, including a citation award in Architect Magazine’s R+D Awards for their carbon fiber research project, “c-Lith” (2014); a special mention in Architizers A+ Awards for the “Flying Carpet” project (2014), which also received a Huron Valley American Institute of Architects Award (2013); an honorable mention in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Faculty Design Awards for “Hot Air” (2010); and an honorable mention in the 99K House Competition (2008). 

Wilcox has a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University.