Syracuse Architecture Visiting Critics
David Freeland is principal at FreelandBuck in Los Angeles and design faculty at Southern California Institute of Architecture since 2012. From 2008-2012 he taught at Woodbury University where he was instrumental in developing the FabLab and teaching fabrication and computation. Established in 2009 with Brennan Buck, FreelandBuck was recognized in 2013 as an Emerging Architecture Practice by the Los Angeles AIA. Prior to FreelandBuck, David worked with architecture offices in Los Angeles and New York including Michael Maltzan Architecture and Peter Eisenman Architects. He holds a BArch from the University of Virginia and an MArch from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. David’s research and practice focuses on the spatial potential of patterned systems. FreelandBuck’s Objective Perspective drawings examining contemporary forms of subjectivity in perspective were recently exhibited in the Surface Tension exhibition at New York Institute of Technology.
Brennan Buck is principal of the firm FreelandBuck, based in New York City and Los Angeles and a critic at the Yale School of Architecture. FreelandBuck has been recognized as a member of the 2017 Architectural Design Vanguard and a 2018 MOMA PS1 Young Architects Program Finalist. Brennan’s work and writing, which focuses on drawing as the intersection representation and build form has been published. Prior to teaching at Yale, he worked for Neil M. Denari Architects and Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles and taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. Brennan received a B.S. from Cornell University and an MArch from the University of California at Los Angeles.