David Erdman and Clover Lee join as Fall 2008 Max M. Fisher Visiting Professors

David Erdman and Clover Lee, principals of the design firm davidclovers, are the Fall 2008 Max M. Fisher Visiting Professors. Established in 2007, davidclovers brings together the practices of David Erdman and Clover Lee. The collaboration harnesses their expertise and knowledge as both innovative designers and researchers. The practice centers on principles of understanding mass at different scales – from an in-depth focus on materials and fabrication to how people collect, interact, condense and form spatial networks. Recent projects include 7 Masses, a photography studio/residence in Malibu; and Light Mass, a multi-unit Artist Residency Project in Beijing. davidclovers work has been featured in Icon Magazine, Esquire Japan and A+U.

David Erdman was the principal of servo’s Los Angeles office before establishing davidclovers. With servo he designed and completed numerous projects in the US including exhibitions for Nike, the Santa Monica Museum of Art and a small residence in upstate New York. His work has been exhibited at Centre Pompidou, San Francisco MOMA, MOMA, Artists Space, and Biennales in Venice, Korea and Beijing. In addition, projects have been published in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, A+U, Interior Design, Frame, Monitor and in several collected books such as 10x10_2 (Phaidon) and Next Generation Architecture (Rizzoli). Erdman teaches design studios and seminars at the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and was recently the Cullinan Visiting Professor at the Rice University School of Architecture and The Esherick Visiting Professor at U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Erdman is the recipient of the 2008/09 Rome Prize.

Prior to davidclovers, Clover Lee was the principal of plusClover. Her work has received awards and has been exhibited internationally, including the Design Excellence Award for the Living Smart: Narrow Lots Design Competition in 2004 and an Honorable Mention for the Atlantic College International Design Competition in 2001. plusClover completed a series of residential and commercial projects including the Rubik House and Wavecrest Sound Studio in Los Angeles. Lee is an Assistant Professor at Rice University School of Architecture and the director of the School’s China Program.