Cullinan Visiting Chair


Jeannette Kuo is a cofounding partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects based in Zurich and Professor of Architecture and Construction at TU Munich. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley, a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Advanced Studies from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich (ETH Zurich). In 2006, she was the recipient of the competitive Maybeck Teaching Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Since then, she has taught at MIT and Harvard GSD, and from 2011-2014 held a visiting professorship at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). From 2016-2021 she was Assistant Professor in Practice at Harvard GSD.
Established in 2010 with Ünal Karamuk, Karamuk Kuo has focused on the intersection of spatial concepts with constructive technologies to approach architecture from its most fundamental sources. The office works on projects of a range of scales, from spatial installations and exhibitions to complex cultural projects and have been published in numerous international journals including Archithese, Werk, Bau + Wohnen, Casabella, and Architectural Review. In 2018 they were featured in a monograph by El Croquis. Built projects include the International Sports Sciences Institute at the University of Lausanne, the Weiden Secondary School, and the Augusta Raurica Archaeological Center in Baselland, a project that was awarded the Holcim Prize for Sustainable Construction in 2017. They are currently working on the new Cannady Hall building for the extension of the Rice School of Architecture.
Beyond the practice, Jeannette Kuo often serves on professional juries for architectural competitions. In addition, she regularly contributes to the architectural discourse through her writings and participations in conferences and symposia. Her publications include two critically acclaimed books: A-Typical Plan: Projects and Essays on Identity, Flexibility and Atmosphere in the Office Building (2013) which received the Most Beautiful Swiss Book award; and Space of Production: Projects and Essays on Rationality, Atmosphere, and Expression in the Industrial Building (2015).


  • Master of Advanced Studies ETH Zurich
  • M. Arch. Harvard
  • B. Arch. University of California at Berkeley
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