M. Arch., Princeton University, 2002
B.S. in Arch., University of Virginia, 1998
Jennifer is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design where she teaches architectural design studio and support classes exploring issues of materiality, construction, and special topics of professional practice. Her research studios have explored issues of urban agriculture as a study of buildings as ecosystems. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University (2002) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia (1998).
Jennifer and her husband Adan run an industrial design firm called Akerworks, Inc. committed to developing modern objects and instruments as an exploration of the relationship between design, material, and craft. Their practice, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a venue for using design and fabrication as a means of creating products that push beyond convention. Recent projects have ranged from custom-fabricated spinning wheel bobbins to electric baritone ukuleles.
Jennifer is a licensed architect with over nine years of professional experience at firms across the country, including Perry Dean Rogers & Partners in Boston, Hillier Architecture in Princeton, Cockrill Design & Planning in Knoxville, and AWAKE Architecture. Her professional focus has been on exploring relationships between culture and materiality. Project typologies have included public and private educational facilities, health care projects, and housing. She is active in service to the profession, serving as an at-large board member for the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architectures, and chairing the Design Awards program in 2014.
At UT, she has been the faculty coordinator and primary instructor of the Design Matters! summer camp for high school students.
AIA East Tennessee 2014 Design Awards Outcome
To salute excellence in architecture, AIA East Tennessee conducts an annual juried Design Awards Program. This program seeks to honor built and unbuilt works of distinction designed by AIA members in East Tennessee, and to serve as a catalyst for…Read More »