Matthew Waxman

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Matthew Waxman is founder of Studio Matthew Waxman, a design practice interested in narratives of interdependence and transformation in norms of tectonics, formalism, and institutional paradigms of power. Prior to the Cooper Union, Waxman recently taught alongside media artist Chip Lord at the California College of the Arts. Waxman has been a project designer with Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects in San Francisco and NADAAA Inc. in Boston where his contributions included the University of Toronto Daniels Building Principal Hall and the University of Miami School of Architecture Master Plan. Waxman received an M.Arch from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and B.A.s in history & theory of architecture and film & digital media from UC Santa Cruz.

Waxman's CV is available here

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