SPRING | Lecture Series: Jenny Wu
February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Free
Jenny Wu is the founder and design director of LACE. She is also a partner at the Los Angeles based architecture and design office, Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she started in 2004 with Dwayne Oyler. The firm is recognized for its experimentation in design, material research, and fabrication, and was the winner of 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record. She was recently named one of the 4 design visionaries by Porsche and Dwell Magazine in their “Powered by Design” documentaries, showcasing her pioneering work in 3D printing.
The office has won numerous design awards, including the 2013 Emerging Talent Award from AIA California Council, 2012 Presidential Honor Award for Emerging Practice from AIA LA, Taiwan’s ADA Award for Emerging Architect, and 2011 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League in New York. They published, Pendulum Plane, in 2009, and most recently, Trilogy: SCI Arc Pavilions, in 2014. Jenny is currently a member of the design faculty at Sci-Arc (Southern California Institue of Architecture) as well as Columbia University GSAPP.
LACE is a line of 3D printed wearable designs by Jenny Wu, a partner in the architecture office, Oyler Wu Collaborative. The intricately detailed design pieces extend from Jenny’s avant-garde architectural work, merging her modern design sensibilities with the latest in 3-D printing technology and material. The design of the pieces, ranging from necklaces to rings, uses complex, interlocking elements to create a bold statement around the body, whether it is the neck or the finger. All of the designs are now available in the LACE shop.