Visiting Assistant Professor
Graphic Design


Jared Macken is a designer and theorist who researches the intersection between design form, the city and cultural production. He received his Doctor of Science in Architecture from ETH Zürich in 2018.  He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 where he was the recipient of the Pella Fellowship Prize, and he also holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Wichita State (2002).

Macken co-authored the award winning book The Western Town: A Theory of Aggregation (Hatje Cantz, 2013), which began as his master's thesis and was completed in cooperation with The Graham Foundation and ETH (the Swiss Federal Technical Institute).

Macken's international exhibition record includes the recent project “Two Strangers Meet in a Vacant Parking Lot,” which received support from the Andy Warhol Foundation and a Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City. He teaches architectural design studios as well as graphic design and design history and theory. 

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