Jillian Crandall is a Registered Architect and researcher focused on local and global networks in building systems, infrastructure, and urban design.
Jillian is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture where she received the AIA Henry Adams School Medal for general excellence in architecture as well as the Harriet R. Peck Thesis Prize for her project ‘The Sentient Event: Establishing a Reflexive Ecology.’ During her time at RPI, she contributed to the history/theory track as a teaching assistant for four years. She has also been a guest critic in several architectural studio reviews and has guest lectured at Columbia, Pratt, and RPI.
Jillian lived in Italy where she participated in a sustainable-skin workshop with the Politecnico di Torino. She was the 2011 recipient of the Brown’s Traveling Fellowship for her proposal ‘Collective Identity and the Dutch Eye’ (the Netherlands). Besides being a designer interested in cultural and contextual relevance, material articulation, sensory provocation, and experimentation, Jillian is also a writer focused on architectural history, theory, and criticism, as well as experimental architecture fiction.
Jillian has professional experience in all project phases ranging from research and concept design to construction administration. She is a recent collaborator with C-LAB, a semi-autonomous research and design lab that runs out of Columbia GSAPP. She has also worked with Perkins+Will in Boston, and currently with Dattner Architects in NYC. She hopes to expand the profession with multidisciplinary collaboration between architecture and other modes of representation and inhabitation by bridging the gap between theory, practice, and academia.