Lindsey Olivia Krug
Lindsey Krug (she/hers) is a designer and researcher based between Chicago and Milwaukee, where she is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Through the lens of the architectural user as a body in space, Krug studies how design solidifies and reinforces taboos, hierarchies, and inequities into built form, and positions architecture as a biopsying tool for unveiling tensions between spatial foibles and cultural conventions of identity, politics, and sociality. Krug’s research interests are organized around relationships between people and contemporary institutions born of American democracy and capitalism and their corresponding architectural manifestations and myths. Two such institutions of focus are the U.S. Supreme Court and the topic of privacy as it’s defined legally and architecturally, and Dollar General Corporation with its small-box retail empire. Krug has contributed to spatial research investigating human rights abuses against protesters in the 2014 Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, on-going and projected climate risks of melting permafrost in Russia, and relationships between gender, typology, and the architectural generic. Krug has previously practiced at WOJR, SITU Research, ODA, and Studio Gang.
Krug’s design research project titled “Corpus Comunis: Precedent, Privacy, and the United States Supreme Court, in Seven Architectural Case Studies” was awarded the 2023 Best Peer-Reviewed Research Project by the ACSA College of Distinguished Professors. Along with her frequent collaborator Sarah Aziz, Krug received the 2022 Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change, and Society from the ACSA and the Columbia University Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Most recently, the pair was awarded the 2023 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers by the Architectural League of New York.
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