CLUAA | Office

CLUAA [pr: clu-aa] is Clare Lyster Urbanism And Architecture, a research-based design practice in Chicago operating at the intersection of architecture, landscape and planning. CLUAA's focus is the city, with an emphasis on designing public space and intensifying urban systems as ways to productively invigorate collective life in the built environment. CLUAA has exhibited locally at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago History Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and internationally at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2016), the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism (2017), the Venice Biennale (2018), and at the V+A Museum during The London Design Festival in 2018.

CLUAA | Clare Lyster, Founder and Principal

Clare Lyster is an architect, educator and writer. A native of Ireland she is now based in Chicago, where she is a professor at the UIC School of Architecture. She is author of Learning from Logistics: How Networks Change Cities (Birkhauser, 2016); co-editor of Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan (ACTAR, 2017); Envisioning the Bloomingdale: 5 Concepts (Chicago Architecture Club, August 2009) and 306090 vol. 09 Regarding Public Space, with Cecilia Benites (Princeton Architectural Press, August 2005). Essays have appeared in Cabinet, Chicago Architect, Dirty Furniture, Fresh Meat, Harvard Design Magazine, the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Landscape Architecture, MONU, The Architects Newspaper, Places and Volume as as well as chapters in edited anthologies on landscape and mobility networks. Research has been funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, University of Illinois at Chicago and the Graham Foundation. Clare is a registered architect in New York and Illinois, holds a BArch from University College Dublin (Ireland) and a MArch from Yale University. She has also taught at Syracuse University, University of Toronto, and Harvard University and was awarded the Douglas Gillmor Visiting Lectureship at the University of Calgary in fall 2017. She served on the design review board of the JAE from 2017-2020.

CLUAA | Team

Donovan Aranda
Trevor Brander
Laura Bowe
Camille Castillo
Thomas DeFroy
Bruna Finimundi
Patrick Finn
Juan Garduno
Frank Gossage
Charels Lafon
John Leano
Amparito Martinez
Joanna Nika
ToQuynh Pham
Alex Saavedra
Carlyn So
Valentia Zadro
Clare Lyster Urbanism and Architecture (CLUAA) 2021 — Chicago, Illinois