Jennifer Siegal

Adjunct Professor


M.Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) 2003 Loeb Fellow, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design

Jennifer Siegal is an award-winning visionary designer, educator and author, known for her work in creating the mobile home of the 21st century.  

She is founder and principal of the Los Angeles’ based firm Office of Mobile Design (OMD), which is dedicated to the design and construction
of ecologically sound, dynamic structures, utilizing prefabricated industrial processes to create a more efficient and nimble architecture.  

She is the CDO and a Managing Partner of Wildernests. A company described as “the Tesla of real estate” for disrupting the real-estate industry and spearheading the sector’s transition from carbon-intense to carbon-neutral. 

An extensive world traveler, Siegal has taken a strong interest in fluid lifestyles and alternative materials; as a resident at Arcosanti in 1984, she worked with Paolo Soleri and developed an interest in nomadic design and culture and for hands-on construction; as an architecture graduate student at famously anti-establishment SCI-Arc from1990-94 she embraced completely new ways of thinking about architecture. And as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard in 2003 she honed her thinking on the use of intelligent, kinetic, and lightweight materials.  

Honored in 2016 she is the 1st American to win the arcVision Prize – Women and Architecture - an international award for women in architecture. Siegal was unanimously chosen by the jury for being “a fearless pioneer in the research and development of prefabricated construction systems.”  

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  • 402aL
    Architectural Design IV
    Architectural Design IV

    A collection can be a lot of things, in fashion and design, it suggests a family resemblance between a series of objects, either acquired or designed over an extended period of time. A collection has a temporal relationship with space and time, it can reflect a variety of styles, and set predictions for upcoming social and cultural trends. A collection offers unique organizational, generative potentialities, as well as, spatial adaptive qualities. The studio seeks to investigate and re-interpret furniture collections as generative aggregate systems of growth that can define space. How can an “Urban furniture collection” generate a spatial framework that can multiply/grow/morph/change in reaction to future social and cultural occupations?

    Prerequisite(s): ARCH 302bL

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  • 605bL
    Graduate Architecture Design- Comprehensive
    Graduate Architecture Design- Comprehensive

    Comprehensive project emphasizing the interaction between general principles and local sites, building technologies and total building design.

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