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Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
B.S., McGill University
Matthew Jull is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, a founding partner of the design practices KUTONOTUK and TempAgency, Director of the Arctic Design Group (with Leena Cho), and he is a registered architect in the Netherlands. With a PhD in geophysics from Cambridge and M. Arch in architecture from the Harvard GSD, Jull’s research explores the intersection of architecture and urban design with the processes that shape the natural environment. Prior to becoming an architect, his expertise in earth systems and computational techniques in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics led to new discoveries on links between the coupling of climate induced glacial cycles and volcanic activity in Iceland, as well as the fundamental process that form the continental land masses. Currently, his research focuses on exploring the potential of architecture and urban design within the frame of extreme climates and the increasing friction between the built environment and the forces shaping our planet. Supported by grants from the Graham Foundation, the Jefferson Trust, the Rotch Foundation, the Center for Global Inquiry and innovation, and most recently the National Science Foundation, his research is pioneering the development of new approaches to the design of cities and buildings in the rapidly changing Arctic. Jull’s work has led to studies of settlements in Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Norway, and Russia, with collaborators from a wide range of disciplines. He has also written extensively on the work of architect Ralph Erskine and the design and construction of Arctic cities in the former Soviet Union.