05.2019 Virginia Tech

MacDonald awarded Leonard and Virginia Currie Faculty Development Award.

04.2019 University of Arkansas

MacDonald served as critic on University of Arkansas Final Reviews of Jessica Colangelo, Charles Sharpless, and Hilary Sample.

04.2019 AIA NY Center for Architecture

MacDonald and Schumann awarded $13,000 Arnold W. Brunner Grant from the Center for Architecture, American Institute of Architects New York for their research project “Smart Cross-Laminated Bamboo.”

03-04.2019 Centre de Design Montreal

MacDonald presented paper and project in “The Projection of the City: How Time-Based Media Redefines the Agency of Mapping" at the Urban Inventories Conference and Exhibition: Urban Documentation as Design the Centre de design in Montreal, Canada.


11.2018 Syracuse University

MacDonald served as critic on Syracuse Final Reviews of Charlotte Algie and Kyle Schumann.

11.2018 Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Expo

MacDonald spoke as part of CONNECT Panel Discussion moderated by William Ganis.

10.2018 Virginia Tech Science Festival

MacDonald and Schumann exhibited bamboo research.

10.2018 American Institute of Architects

MacDonald and Schumann awarded $30,000 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant for their research project “Retooling Bamboo Tectonics: From Vernacular Aesthetics to Milled Material System.”

04.2018 Cornell University Architecture

MacDonald and Schumann speak about their practice at Cornell University. (Ithaca, New York)

04.2018 Nine Constructionists

Schumann’s work is featured in the show Nine Constructionists at the Van Der Plas Gallery. His project After Regionalism: Constructing Mythos on the Appalachian Trail will be on view. (New York, NY)

04.2018 Virginia Tech

MacDonald’s students awarded Creativity and Innovation funding from Virginia Tech for their project, The Mudline, which addresses the post-disaster condition of Montecito, California. Virginia Tech News.

03.2018 Ragdale Ring

After Architecture named Finalist in Ragdale Ring competition. (Lake Forest, Illinois)

02.2018 Virginia by Design Awards

MacDonald awarded Emerging Designer Award in the inaugural Virginia by Design Awards through The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. (Richmond, Virginia)


12.2017 Van Ness Main Street

After Architecture selected for Van Ness Main Street canopy project. (Van Ness, Washington, D.C.)

12.2017 Virginia Tech

MacDonald receives Instructional Innovation Grant from the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research. (Blacskburg, VA)

12.2017 Princeton University School of Architecture

MacDonald served as a critic on Annie Barrett's final review at Princeton University School of Architecture. (Princeton, NJ)

10.2017 American Institute of Architecture Students

MacDonald and Schumann gave closing keynote at CRIT Live: AIAS Research Symposia at Cornell University. (Ithaca, NY)

09.2017 The Arts & Science Council Functional Art Directory

After Architecture selected for The Arts & Science Council Functional Art Directory. (Charlotte, NC)

06.2017 Camp Barker Memorial

After Architecture selected to design Camp Barker Memorial at Garrison Elementary School in collaboration with artist Vinnie Bagwell. (Washington, D.C.)

06.2017 Portman’s America and Other Speculations

MacDonald’s work published in book Portman's America and Other Speculations by Lars Müller Publishers. (Print)

05.2017 Mies van der Rohe Award

Peak House published in European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award book. (Print)

05.2017 San Antonio Public Art

After Architecture selected for the Public Art San Antonio 2017 Pre-Qualified Artist List. (San Antonio, TX)

05.2017 Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Schumann awarded the Robert A.M. Stern Architects Travel Fellowship for his research project, Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking. (New York, NY)

05.2017 Cornell University

MacDonald and Schumann awarded the Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship for their research project, Edoardo Gellner: The Regional Modernism of an Austro-Italian.

05.2017 Cornell University

MacDonald attended Thesis Reviews at Cornell University. (Ithaca, NY)

03.2017 American Institute of Architects

Logjam featured in AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2017, Citizen Design. (Washington, D.C.)

01.2017 Rotch Fellowship

MacDonald named 2017 Rotch Travelling Scholarship Finalist. (Boston, MA)

03.2017 Marie Reed Community Learning Center

After Architecture shortlisted for Marie Reed Community Learning Center public art. (Washington, D.C.)

02.2017 San Francisco Arts Commission

After Architecture selected for San Francisco Arts Commission's Prequalified Artist Pool 2017 - 2018. (San Francisco, CA)

01.2017 Saint Paul Public Art

After Architecture selected for Saint Paul's City List of Qualified Public Artists 2017 - 2018. (Saint Paul, MN)


12.2016 Mies Van der Rohe Award

Peak House nominated for Mies Van der Rohe Award: 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture. (European Union) Media Coverage: ArchDaily

12.2016 CNN

MacDonald’s Alpine Shelter Skuta featured in CNN Article "Prefabulous: How to Set Up Home in the Most Remote Places on Earth." (Web)

11.2016 Elemental Living

Peak House featured on the cover of Elemental Living published by Phaidon. (Print)

11.2016 Domus

Domus includes Peak House in article, "Best of #Small Spaces." (Web)

11.2016 New York Times Magazine

New York Times Magazine features MacDonald's Peak House on its Instagram page. (Web)

11.2016 Palo Alto Public Art

After Architecture selected for Palo Alto Prequalified Artist Pool 2016 - 2017. (Palo Alto, CA)

10.2016 Dwell Magazine

Feature article about Peak House entitled "Minimum Design, Maximum Protection" in Dwell and Alpine Modern.

09.2016 Philadelphia University

MacDonald presents workshop "Ergonomics in Healthcare" at Philadelphia University's "Nexus Maximus: Personal Health: Innovation, Data, and Empowerment" conference. (Philadelphia, PA)

07.2016 San Diego

Second Sea Form installation completed along the Marina Walk at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. (San Diego, CA) Cool San Diego Sites, San Diego Metro, Unified Port of San Diego, PR Newswire.

06.2016 Core 77

Peak House honored with Core 77 Design Award in the category of Built Environment. (Web)

05.2016 Architizer A+ Awards

Peak House published in Architizer: A+ Awards 2016 book by Phaidon.

04.2016 Architizer A+ Awards

MacDonald's Alpine Shelter Skuta awarded Architizer A+ Award: Architecture and Collaboration, Jury Winner and Architizer A+ Award: Architecture and Collaboration, Popular Choice Winner.

03.2016 Harvard Graduate School of Design

MacDonald's Alpine Shelter Skuta, an exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, opens. (Cambridge, MA)

03.2016 Platform

Peak House featured in "Platform 8", an exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. (Cambridge, MA)

02.2016 Cornell University Architecture

Courting Miami and Pitch featured in "Competition", an exhibition at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. (Ithaca, NY)

01.2016 Architizer

MacDonald’s Peak House featured as Architizer Project of the Day. (Web)


12.2015 Wentworth Institute of Technology

MacDonald served as critic on Tom Chung's graduate design studio final jury at Wentworth Institute of Technology. (Boston, MA)

12.2015 Design Miami

MacDonald’s Design Miami competition entry featured in "Unbuilt" exhibition at Design Miami 2015. (Miami, FL)

10.2015 AIA New England Design Awards

MacDonald’s Peak House awarded an AIA New England Design Awards Honor Award at the AIA New England 2015 Annual Conference. (Hartford, CT)

10.2015 Lycoming College

After Architecture's Logjam outdoor classroom is installed on Lycoming College's campus. (Williamsport, PA)

10.2015 Association

After Architecture's work featured in "Association" exhibition at Cornell AAP in New York City. (New York, NY)

09.2015 Cornell University Architecture

After Architecture's work featured in "Portfolio", an exhibition at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. (Ithaca, NY)

09.2015 Domus

Domus publishes article about Peak House.

08.2015 Living Anatomy: an Exhibition about Housing

MacDonald’s work featured in "Living Anatomy: An Exhibition About Housing" at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Media Coverage: Domus. (Cambridge, MA)

08.2015 Peak House Installed

Peak House installed in the Slovenian Alps (collaboration with Frederick Kim, Erin Pellegrino, Ofis Arhitekti, AKT II Engineering, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Rieder). Media Coverage: Architectural Digest, Wallpaper, ArchDaily, Fast Company, Dezeen, Design Boom, Inhabitat, Curbed, Financial Times, El Pais, and la Repubblica.

07.2015 Association

After Architecture's Hearth published in Association, Vol. 7. (Print Publication)

05.06.2015 Habitation in Extreme Environments

MacDonald published in Habitation in Extreme Environments. View Online. (Print Publication)

05.2015 Robert A.M. Stern Architects

MacDonald named RAMSA Travel Fellowship Finalist. (New York, NY)

04.2015 Arctic States Symposium

MacDonald presents project at Arctic States Symposium at the University of Virginia. (Charlottesville, VA)

04.2015 Cambridge Health Alliance

After Architecture present renovation project at Cambridge Health Alliance. (Cambridge, MA)

04.2015 Kirkland Gallery

Fossa Olfactoria installation (a collaboration with Erin Pellegrino) on on view at Cambridge's Kirkland Gallery. (Cambridge, MA)

02.2015 Rotch Fellowship

Schumann named 2015 Rotch Travelling Scholarship Finalist. (Boston, MA)

02.2015 Habitation in Extreme Environments

Peak House featured in "Habitation in Extreme Environments" lecture and exhibition at Harvard GSD. Media Coverage: Arch Daily, Archinect, Bustler. (Cambridge, MA)


12.2014 Paul M. Heffernan International Travel Grant

MacDonald receives Paul M. Heffernan International Travel Grant from Harvard University.

12.2014 Curbed Young Guns

After Architecture featured on Curbed - "Meet After Architecture: Inventors and Curbed Young Guns." (Web)

12.2014 Curbed Young Guns

MacDonald and Schumann are named Curbed Young Guns. (Web)

10.2014 AIA Los Angeles Next LA Honor Award

Hearth wins AIA Los Angeles Next LA Honor Award. Media Coverage: Architect Magazine, ArchDaily, Archinect, and Bustler. (Los Angeles, CA)

09.2014 Association

After Architecture's Twofold published in Association, Vol. 6. (Print Publication)

04.2014 Dawntown Miami Design Build Competition

Courting Miami named Runner-Up in Dawntown Miami Design Build 2 Competition. Media Coverage: ArchDaily. (Miami, FL)

03.2014 Community Forests International Cabin Competition

Hearth wins Judge's Award for Architectural Poetry in Community Forests International Cabin Design Competition. Media Coverage: Inhabitat. (New Brunswick, Canada)


09.2013 Portland Design Festival Street Seats

Seatscape receives Honorable Mention in Portland Design Festival Street Seats Competition. (Portland, OR)

08.2013 Cornell University

Lightwave installed on Cornell University campus. (Ithaca, NY)

05.2013 Association

After Architecture's work is featured in Association, Vol. 5. (Print Publication)

04.2013 Design Museum Boston: Street Seats Exhibition

Twofold installed near the Boston Children's Museum at Fort Point Channel for Design Museum Boston Street Seats Exhibition. Media Coverage: The Genteel, Architizer, Unbeige. (Boston, MA)

03.2013 Association

After Architecture installs exhibition of Association, Volume 5. (Ithaca, NY)


10.2012 Cornell Council for the Arts

Lightwave receives Cornell Council for the Arts grant for on-campus, installation piece. (Ithaca, NY) Media Coverage: Cornell Chronicle, "CCA Grant Winners to Present Art Projects at Cornell."

07.2012 ArchMedium

Crater Project wins Finalist in ArchMedium Northern Lights Observatory Competition. (Rovaniemi, FINLAND)

03.2012 Hernesaari Urban Furniture Competition

Wavepier wins Honorable Mention in the Hernesaari Urban Furniture Competition. (Helsinki, Finland)