McLain Clutter is an architect, author, Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Clutter’s work focuses on the role of architecture within the multidisciplinary milieu of contemporary urbanism, and the interrelations between architecture and media culture. His essays have been featured in Grey Room, Thresholds, MONU, 306090, the Journal of Architectural Education, Plat, The Avery Review, ARPA Journal, the edited volume Formerly Urban: Projecting Rustbelt Cities, and other publications. He has exhibited work and participated in conferences internationally. Clutter’s design and research has been awarded an Architect Magazine R+D Award in 2015, an ACSA Faculty Design Award in 2014, and other honors. His research has received support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Clutter’s book, Imaginary Apparatus: New York City and its Mediated Representation was published by Park Books in 2015.
Clutter received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and an MED from the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Everett Victor Meeks Fellowship. He has practiced professionally in offices in New York and Chicago, working on projects ranging in scale from residential renovations to campus master planning. His Ann Arbor based research practice is named Master of None and he is a partner of the design practice EXTENTS, with Cyrus Penarroyo.