Klex series installation, New York City, 2008. From Ruy Klein website.

Lecture: Karel Klein and David Ruy

March 25, 2009
6pm Reception, 6:30pm Lecture
Karel Klein & David Ruy
Steinberg Auditorium


Visiting architecture studio faculty David Ruy and Karel Klein are co-directors of Ruy Klein, an experimental design practice in New York City. The practice’s work has recently been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, The Rhode Island School of Design, Project 4 Gallery, Artist Space, and the Miami Art Museum. Its works have been published widely in journals and books, including Archiwold, AD, A+U, and Architecture and Science.

Ruy currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he is also the director of research of the Nonlinear Systems Organization (NSO). His research examines design topics at the intersection of architecture, nature, and technology. He previously taught at Columbia University GSAPP and The Princeton University School of Architecture. Ruy has received numerous awards, including the PA Architecture Design Award, the Lowenfish Award for Design Excellence, and a special citation from the Van Alen Institute for Architecture and Technology.

In her work as an architect, Klein continues to foreground the persistence of the designer in contemporary culture, investigating craft, precision, and the evolution of design expertise in the digital age. She currently teaches graduate design studios at The Pratt Institute, where she continues her research into ornamentation relative to a general economy of energy. Previously she taught at The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design and Columbia University GSAPP. Klein has been the project architect for numerous award-winning projects and has been widely published in prominent journals such as GA Houses, New York Times Magazine, and Architectural Record. In addition to degrees in architecture, she also received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Visit the Ruy Klein website for more information.