Contact: mjull@virginia.edu
Arctic Design Group
University of Virginia
Urban Design
Extreme Environments
Earth Systems
Climate Change

Dr. Matthew Jull - Professor - Participants

Matthew Jull, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, principal of the award winning international design practice KUTONOTUK, and co-founder and Director of the Arctic Design Group (ADG), a design research platform focused on developing design strategies for buildings, cities, and landscapes in the rapidly changing Arctic. With a background in geophysics and architecture, Jull’s research explores the potentials of design within the frame of extreme environments, emergent technologies, and the increasing friction between the built environment and the forces shaping our planet. Funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the UVA Environmental Resilience Institute. and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, among others, the ADG is engaged in research collaborations throughout the Arctic region, as well as teaching travelling design studios, seminars, and workshops. Jull’s work has been featured in numerous publications, exhibitions, symposia, and lectures in the US, Russia, Canada, Norway, Iceland, and Finland - most recently at the Anchorage Museum, and in the recent book Mediating Environments. Jull received his M.Arch. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University; prior to joining UVA, he was an architect and project leader at the Pritzker prize winning design practice of Rem Koolhaas/OMA in Rotterdam, NL.