Jeana Ripple

Founding Principal
Mir Collective

"Jeana Ripple is an architect, founding principal of Ripple Architecture Studio, Graduate Director of the Master of Architecture Program and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Her research investigates materials as performance systems, both at the scale of building system manufacturing and by examining city-wide impacts of material codes. The Virginia AIA named her the 2015 AIA VA Emerging Professional and her teaching was recognized by two recent national awards—the 2015 ACSA|AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award and the 2015 BTES (Building Technology Educator’s Society) Emerging Educator award. Her prior experience includes work as a project manager at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago and professional “white hat” hacking during her days as a practicing computer science engineer.
Ripple Architecture Studio has received numerous awards including two first place awards in Bloomberg Philanthropies International Competitions, the DC AIA Unbuilt award for excellence in materials and innovation, the DC AIA Unbuilt design award, and finalist entry in the international TEX-FAB SKIN competition. R.A.S. work has been internationally exhibited and published. Ripple is a founding editor of the ACSA journal, TAD, Technology | Architecture + Design, a current board member of the Building Technology Educator's Society, member of the AIA, and a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional. Ripple teaches graduate design studios and a structures course (Parametric Structural Design) focused on the integration of performance analysis and design."

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