Tristan d’Estree Sterk
Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tristan d’Estree Sterk (AIA) is a faculty member in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and founder of The Office for Robotic Architectural Media & The Bureau for Responsive Architecture, a small technology office that develops new construction systems and components for buildings that alter the ways in which buildings perform, act and operate. In particular the office is recognized for developing structural shape change technologies that alter the way that buildings use energy. The office’s mission is to develop the knowledge, systems and state-of-the-art products that support tomorrow’s building construction sector while enabling people to craft more responsive connections between construction systems, design, users and the natural environment. In 2011 Tristan was awarded an AIA Chicago award of design excellence for unbuilt work with special recognition for the project: Prairie House – House for a Fashion Pattern Maker and Fiber Artist, and Dubin Family award for Young Architect of the Year.