Associate Professor of Product Design, School of Constructed Environments
Robert Kirkbride is director of studio 'patafisico and associate professor of product design at Parsons The New School for Design. He received his Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from McGill University, and his Masters of Architecture and BA in Design of the Environment from the University of Pennsylvania. His design and research projects have been published and exhibited widely. His multimedia book, Architecture and Memory: the Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro (Columbia University Press, 2008), received the Gutenberg-e Prize and was nominated for the 2010 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize; it is available open-access on-line, and in print. He was recently guest editor for a special issue on "Geometries of Rhetoric" for the Nexus Network Journal (Birkh_user, 2010), and is preparing a chapter on architecture and rhetoric in the renaissance for Oxford University Press (2012). Kirkbride has been a fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy; he is also an editorial board member of the Nexus Network Journal and commissioning editor at Alphabet City (MIT Press). He has been a visiting critic at the University of Edinburgh, a guest professor at the University of Montreal, and has conducted design charrettes at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
architecture,furniture design,product design,sustainable design