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Kyle Schumann

Assistant Professor of Architecture
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 406
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Master of Architecture, Princeton University
Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University
Biography

Kyle Schumann is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and Cofounder of After Architecture. With a focus on material cultures and public space, After Architecture has completed projects in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington D.C., California, and Europe including a memorial in Washington D.C. and an installation at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.

Schumann received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the Princeton University Fellowship and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University where he was awarded the William S. Downing Prize for Architectural Design. He is the recipient of the Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship and the Robert A.M. Stern Architects Travel Fellowship, which investigated material cultural identities in alpine Europe as manifest through modernism in the work of Otto Wagner, Jože Plečnik, Edvard Ravnikar, and Edoardo Gellner.

Schumann’s current research leverages technology as a mediator between material quality and authored design intent. He has pioneered several robotically controlled pneumatic forming systems including Airforming and Pillow Forming. His work has been supported by institutions including the American Institute of Architects and the Center for Architecture, and has been published in venues including ACADIA, CAADRIA, ARCC, and ACSA.

Prior to joining UVA, Schumann was the 2019-2020 Tennessee Architecture Fellow at the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he conducted research on fabrication with invasive plant species. He has previously taught at Syracuse University, Cornell University, and Princeton University, among others. His professional training includes work at the offices of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Anmahian Winton Architects.

ARCH 1030: Foundation Studio I
Credits: 4
The studio course introduces first year students from architecture, urban and environmental planning, and architectural history to the built environment related to scales from the body to buildings, landscapes, and cities.Students explore comprehensive and foundational design principles, skill sets, and critical thinking.
ARCH 1031: Summer Foundation Studio I
Credits: 4
The studio course introduces architecture, urban and environmental planning, and architectural history to the built environment related to scales from the body to buildings, landscapes, and cities.Students explore comprehensive and foundational design principles, skill sets, and critical thinking.
ARCH 3021: Design Thinking Studio II
Credits: 6
This is a studio based course on Architectural design thinking with a focus on creative approaches to analyzing and solving diverse problems. Prerequisite: ARCH 3070
ARCH 3070: Foundations in Design Practices
Credits: 4
This course will introduce a range of design practices with the goal of establishing a set of skills necessary for addressing complex design challenges in the subsequent Design Thinking Studios. Project-based exercises will explore methods of analysis, techniques of representation & systems of assembly at a variety of scales (detail, body, enclosure, systems, etc.). This course is limited to Architecture Majors in the Design-Thinking Concentration.
SARC 5993: Independent Study: School of Architecture
Credits: 1–4
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.