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Matthew Jull

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 314
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
B.S., McGill University
Biography

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.

AR-NSF Partnerships for International Research: Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic
Source: George Washington University
April 01, 2016 – March 31, 2022
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 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARCH 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor
ARCH 7010: Foundation Studio III
Credits: 6
Intermediate-level design problems, emphasizing analysis and synthesis of complex contextual, cultural, and constructional issues. Prerequisite: ARCH 6020 or chair permission.
ALAR 7010: Research Studio 1
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Prerequisite: ARCH 6020 or LAR 6020.
ARCH 7020: Foundation Studio IV
Credits: 6
Intermediate-level design problems, emphasizing structure, enclosure, life safety and building systems. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010
ARCH 7100: Design Research Methods
Credits: 3
This course is for students in architecture undertaking an independent design/thesis studio in the spring semester, or students interested in strategic design thinking. Methods for initiating a thesis, research systems, documentation strategies, design experimentation, and modes of production and presentation will be covered. Collective critical discussion, analysis, and feedback as well as production of a final book will be required.
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 8020: Research Studio 2
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Typical projects include brownfields, urban landscape infrastructure, and sustainable designs. Prerequisite: ALAR 8010
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.
ALAR 8100: Thesis I
Credits: 3
This course is for students in architecture/landscape undertaking an independent design/thesis studio in the spring semester, or students interested in strategic design thinking. Methods for initiating a thesis, research systems, documentation strategies, design experimentation, and modes of production and presentation will be covered. Collective critical discussion, analysis, and feedback as well as production of a final book will be required.
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.