Geoffrey Thün

Associate Professor of Architecture
Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
(734) 834-9385
Biography: 

Geoffrey Thün is Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He is a founding partner in the research-based practice RVTR. He holds an M.UD from the University of Toronto, and a Professional BArch and BES from the University of Waterloo. Within the architecture program, he has taught design studios, courses in urban systems, sustainable site and landscape and material systems.

Research Interests: 
Founded in 2007, RVTR serves as a platform for exploration and experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments and emerging social organizations. The work of this highly collaborative practice is coupled closely with Thün's academic research and ranges in scale from that of the regional territory and the city, to high performance buildings, to full-scale installation-based prototypes that explore responsive and kinetic envelopes that mediate energy, atmosphere and social space.