John J. May - Recent Work

John J. May - Recent Work

March 01, 2013

Watt One


John May is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and principal of millionsofmovingparts, a Los Angeles-based design practice. 


Prior to founding his own practice, May worked in the office of Preston Scott Cohen as a member of the competition design team for the Tel Aviv Art Museum, and his recent collaborative design work with Andrew Atwood and Anna Neimark has received awards from the Architectural League of New York. He holds a Master's degree with Distinction in architecture from Harvard GSD, where he completed thesis work under Rem Koolhaas, and a doctorate in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles. 


He is the author of The Anticrisis (forthcoming 2013, Standpunkte Press), as well as numerous essays on the technical, material, and epistemic conditions surrounding contemporary design. May previously taught design studios at UCLA, where he was a research fellow in the Institute for the Environment. He is a board member of the Aggregate architectural history collaborative, and was recently named the 2012 National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Professor in Architecture at Rice University.