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Jeremy Magner

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture

Jeremy served as a Tennessee Architecture Fellow from 2020-2022 and more recently as lecturer in the School of Architecture. In teaching, research, and practice he challenges conventional boundaries between designer and builder with the aim of developing a deeper engagement with the means of production of architecture and its consequences—human, material, and ecological. Magner’s work is deeply in-tune to regional cultures of extraction and making and his embedded creative practice cultivates kinship with robots and people alike. This often involves design of protocols, tools, and rituals. He tells stories about people, process, materials, and the planet through and around his work. In 2015, he was selected as an Artist-in-Residence/Affiliated Artist at AUTODESK Pier 9 Workshop and for many years managed project fabrication and design for notable firms including robotics-leader Machineous as well as Gensler, Morphosis and others before beginning a teaching and research trajectory at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Contact Information


Bachelor of Science in Architecture at SUNY Buffalo

Master’s of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Associations & Certifications

Tennessee Building Carbon Offset Registry Advisory Committee, member/technical advisor

Tennessee Native Species Lumber Act Certification, Certificate of Structural Lumber Grading

NCARB + ARE, in progress

Associate AIA

Building Technology Educators Society


Jeremy currently developing work through an independent design/build practice, is a founding member of the Refugia Design Cooperative, is formerly a partner in Los Angeles based design/build workshop Maneuverworks. He has previously worked as a designer in the offices of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects,  Jaklitsch Garnder Architects, the San Francisco office of Gensler, and as a fabricator and production manager for Breakform Design, Machineous, and Morphosis.