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






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., and installations for Exhibit Columbus, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, and the Knoxville Museum of Art.





FIRM ACCOLADES
The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, 2023
Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellows, 2022-23
☆ Cultured Magazine Young Architects List, 2021
Architect Magazine Next Progressives, 2019
☆ Curbed Young Guns, 2014

RECORDINGS
🎙 League Prize 2023 Night 3: Katie MacDonald & Kyle Schumann, Joseph Altshuler & Zack Morrison, June 29, 2023, 6:30 pm EST
🎙 Natural Building Materials Panel @ Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, October 10, 2022
🎙 “Lush: From Field to Fabrication”@ the University of Tennessee Knoxville, September 20, 2021
🎙 “This is America: Design Practices Memorializing Difficult Histories”, @ Brown University, April 13, 2021
🎙 “Growing, Buliding” @ the University of Virginia, February 23, 2021
🎙 “Growing Buildings” @ Public Bldg, August 27, 2020
🎙 “After Specification” @ the University of Virginia, July 31, 2020
🎙 “How After Architecture Balances Practice with Materials Research” @ Architect Magazine Podcast 
🎙 “After Specification” @ Pecha Kucha Knoxville, November 16, 2019


KATIE MACDONALD

COFOUNDER
AIA NCARB
KATIE@AFTER-ARCHITECTURE.COM
   
Katie MacDonald is a licensed architect in Virginia, Cofounder of After Architecture, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

MacDonald is Director of the Before Building Laboratory at UVA, where she leads material research and development. 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.

In 2022, she co-curated the Biomaterial Building Exposition.

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

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

AWARDS
The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, 2023
Cultured Magazine Young Architects List, 2021
Architect Magazine Next Progressives, 2019
☆ Emerging Designer, Virginia by Design Awards, 2018
Curbed Young Guns, 2014
Educator of the Year, Metropolis Magazine Planet Positive Awards, 2023
☆ University of Virginia Outstanding Researcher Award, Research Achievement Awards, 2022
☆ Housing Design Education Award, American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS
Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellowship, 2022-23
☆ Tennessee Architecture Fellowship, 2019-20
☆ Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship, 2017
☆ Paul M. Heffernan Travel Award, 2015



KYLE SCHUMANN

COFOUNDER
KYLE@AFTER-ARCHITECTURE.COM

Kyle Schumann is Cofounder of After Architecture and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

Schumann is Director of the Before Building Laboratory at UVA , where he leads robotic fabrication research and development. Schumann seeks to advance the accessibility of digital fabrication, leveraging democratized technologies 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.

In 2022, he co-curated the Biomaterial Building Exposition.

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

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

AWARDS
The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, 2023
Cultured Magazine Young Architects List, 2021
Architect Magazine Next Progressives, 2019
Curbed Young Guns, 2014
Design Build Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2023
☆ University of Virginia Outstanding Researcher Award, Research Achievement Awards, 2022
☆ William S. Downing Prize for Architectural Design, 2012

FELLOWSHIPS
Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellowship, 2022-23
☆ Tennessee Architecture Fellowship, 2019-20
☆ Robert A.M. Stern Architects Travel Fellowship, 2017
☆ Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship, 2017
☆ Princeton University Fellowship, 2016-8