After Architecture, LLC
Charlottesville, Virginia
info@after-architecture.com





MISSION

After Architecture is an architecture studio named to convey the built environment's impact on cultures and ecologies. Our work responds to and confronts the environmental crisis.

We have completed projects for a wide range of clients, from civic institutions and arts organizations to universities, corporations, and private clients. Recent works include a memorial in Washington D.C., an installation at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth, and an installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

FIRM ACCOLADES
☆ Cultured Magazine Young Architects List, 2021
Architect Magazine Next Progressives, 2019
☆ Curbed Young Guns, 2014

FIRM PROFILES
Archinect Small Studio Snapshots
Tongues Interview
Curbed Young Guns List
Curbed Young Guns Finalists
☞ Cornell Alumni Magazine

LECTURES, PANELS, & PODCASTS
🎙 “Lush: From Field to Fabrication
🎙 “This is America: Design Practices Memorializing Difficult Histories
🎙 “Growing, Buliding
🎙 “Growing Buildings
🎙 “After Specification
🎙 “How After Architecture Balances Practice with Materials Research


FOUNDERS




KATIE MACDONALD, AIA NCARB
KATIE@AFTER-ARCHITECTURE.COM
   
Katie MacDonald is a licensed architect in Virginia and Massachusetts, Cofounder of After Architecture, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. She is Director of the Before Building Laboratory at UVA, Co-Director of the Hemp Co-Lab at UVA, and Co-Curator of the Biomaterial Building Exposition. MacDonald is a member of Madame Architect’s National Council.

MacDonald pioneers new biomaterial assemblies, with the aim of creating building material systems that sequester carbon and reduce construction’s contribution to the environmental crisis. Current projects focus on rapidly renewable biomaterials, including wood, bamboo, grass, various invasive plant species, and hemp.

EDUCATION
︎ M.Arch. Harvard University
︎ B.Arch. Cornell University

PRIOR EXPERIENCE
︎ Morphosis ArchitectS
︎ Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
︎ Clive Wilkinson Architects
︎ Stayner Architects
︎ MALL

AWARDS
☆ Tennessee Architecture Fellowship, 2019-20
☆ Emerging Designer, Virginia by Design Awards, 2018 
☆ Housing Design Education Award, American Institute of Architects and  Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2020
☆ Paul M. Heffernan Travel Grant, 2015

PRESS
UVA Today
Richmond Magazine
Madame Architect Profile
Madame Architect Favorite Things
Madame Architect Days With


KYLE SCHUMANN
KYLE@AFTER-ARCHITECTURE.COM

Kyle Schumann is Cofounder of After Architecture and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. He is Co-Director of the Before Building Laboratory at UVA and Co-Curator of the Biomaterial Building Exposition. Schumann was an Editor of Pidgin from 2016-8.

Schumann seeks to advance the accessibility of digital fabrication, leveraging democratized technologies in his teaching and research as well as inventing and building low-cost ground-up fabrication and imaging systems. His work spans analog processes in woodworking, metalworking, casting, ceramics, and textile production, to advanced and novel digital fabrication technologies, robotics, and machine visioning systems.

EDUCATION
︎ M.Arch. Princeton University
︎ B.Arch. Cornell University

PRIOR EXPERIENCE
︎ Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
︎ Anmahian Winton Architects

AWARDS
☆ Tennessee Architecture Fellowship, 2019-20
☆ Robert A.M. Stern Architects Travel Fellowship, 2017
☆ Princeton University Fellowship, 2016-8
☆ William S. Downing Prize for Architectural Design, 2012

PRESS
Madame Architect