KS

Katie Stranix

Assistant Professor
Architect & Cofounder of Office of Things
www.oo-t.co
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BS Architecture, University of Virginia
Masters of Architecture , Yale University
Biography

Katie Stranix is a registered architect, principal and co-founder of Office of Things, a design collaborative based in New York and Charlottesville that explores the multiplicities of the constructed environment that is at once playful and rigorous, clean and dirty, high and low.  Founded in 2015, OO-T reexamines and reinterprets design issues, allowing the unexpected to arise through collaboration and nonlinear design.  Stranix’s work and research with OO-T focuses on immersive architecture and environments that interrupt the ordinary and familiar through the manipulation of form, color, light and sound.

Prior to joining UVA, Stranix worked as a project architect at Studio Gang Architects on a number of community-centric cultural and public projects.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she was awarded the Faculty Award for Design Excellence and of the Yale School of Architecture where she received the William Wirt Winchester Fellowship, the Lord Norman R. Foster Scholarship and the Wendy Elizabeth Blanning Prize.

The Spatial Implications of the Changing Nature of Work
Source: Google Inc.
August 25, 2019 – February 28, 2021
ARCH 2010: Foundation Studio II
Credits: 6
The foundations studios involve beginning design students in thoughtful application of fundamental design principles, foundational techniques of representation and fabrication and comprehensive critical design strategies. These courses foster the development of the beginning design student's design methodology founded on thoughtful, creative, ethical and rigorous work practices in service of exploring meaningful formal and spatial propositions. Prerequisite: ARCH 1010, 1020, 1030.
ARCH 3020: Foundation Studio V
Credits: 6
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3010
ARCH 4010: Research Studio II
Credits: 6
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3020
ARCH 5010: Introduction to Architecture
Credits: 1
This studio-based course introduces students to foundational elements and methods of architectural design and representation. The course provides incoming M.Arch students the basic skills required for the successful completion of the program's core studio sequence.
ARCH 5020: Introduction to Design Visualization
Credits: 1
A complimentary workshop to the studio component, this course introduces students to foundational concepts and techniques of architectural visualization and its relation to software and digital technologies.
ARCH 5030: Architecture Pro Seminar
Credits: 1
This seminar is a forum for discussion and debate on contemporary architectural topics. The seminar addresses the instrumental and methodological diversity of architectural practice and the role of design in larger societal debates.
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARCH 6020: Foundation Studio II
Credits: 6
The second graduate foundation studio develops spatial, programmatic, tectonic relationships through the design of a civic, urban institution. Students utilize architectural design as a form of analysis and exploration. Primary modes of architectural design include physical model-making at multiple scales, analytical drawings in plan and section, the study of material tectonic precedents, and the visual and verbal articulation of an argument.
SARC 6710: Design Computation 1
Credits: 3
The Design Computation sequence introduces computational thinking and design in the context of long-standing architectural technologies. Design Computation 1 focuses on computational fundamentals, spatial structures, and associative modeling
SARC 6720: Design Computation 2
Credits: 3
The Design Computation sequence introduces computational thinking and design in the context of long-standing architectural technologies. Design Computation 2 focuses on cartography, the visual display of information, and spatial data analytics.
ARCH 7020: Foundation Studio IV
Credits: 6
Intermediate-level design problems, emphasizing structure, enclosure, life safety and building systems. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010
ALAR 8010: Research Studio 2
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Part one of a two part comprehensive design sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 7020 or LAR 7020.
ALAR 8030: Design Studio 3
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010 and ALAR 8010.
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ARCH 8801: Research Experience
Credits: 3
Student will engage with faculty on selected topics in Architecture Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor