Ryan McCaffrey

Ryan McCaffrey is an architect interested in material culture and spatial politics. His work focuses on the relationship between regional building techniques and contemporary environments and programs. Between 2013 and 2018, McCaffrey practiced with Wang Shu in Hangzhou and at Atelier Z+ in Shanghai, where he was a lead project architect on cultural and residential projects throughout eastern China. McCaffrey received the China Academy of Art Thesis Prize for his research on regional infrastructure and politics (2017); the Henry Fernandez Award for History and Theory at RISD (2013); and the Murdoch-Laing Design Prize at McGill University (2011). He has previously taught design and construction at the China Academy of Art and has served as an invited critic at various international design programs, including China Academy of Art, University of Nottingham Ningbo, RISD and Ewha University.

Wintersession 2019 Courses

  • ARCH-2007-01 Architectonics
  • ARCH-2197-03 Thesis Discursive Workshop
  • Ryan McCaffrey
  • Critic


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