The Midday Talks lecture series is coordinated by Assistant Professor Wei-Han Vivian Lee and is part of the Exploring Design Practice undergraduate course. These lectures are open to the public and registration is not required.
In this lecture, Thom Moran will trace his career since graduate school. He will talk about how he has worked across loose, multi-disciplinary collaborations as well as more focused design practices. He will detail current work by his practices, Thing Thing and T+E+A+M, as well as the ongoing research project Post Rock. The tone will be "confessional" in that he will share details about exactly how he pulled off each project, even the not so glamorous parts. Throughout the presentation Thom will welcome questions about anything.
Thom Moran is an American architect, designer, and educator. He joined the University of Michigan’s Taubman College as the 2009 – 2010 Muschenheim Fellow and is currently an assistant professor. Thom holds a Master of Architecture from Yale and a BS in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His work has been exhibited at the Center for Architecture, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Hong Kong Shenzen Bi-City Biennial, the St. Etienne Design Biennial, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, California College of the Arts and the Venice Biennale (2012 and 2016). He received the 2015 Architectural League Prize and was one of Architectural Record’s Firms to Watch. Thom is a principal at the architecture practice T+E+A+M and co-founded the Detroit-based design practice Thing Thing.