Konrad Holtsmark joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture faculty as a part-time instructor in Fall 2022.
Holtsmark is a Norwegian born architect, whose research explores how emerging technologies impact cultural institutions and their urban context. Focusing on the formal expression of public space, his work questions design methodology as informed by historical research and material techniques in the built environment, asking how monuments and objects can contain meaning integral to the city. Looking at both contemporary and classical figurative art as a way to situate the body within architecture, his work aims to create new ways of conceptualizing contemporary institutional spaces such as the museum.
Konrad holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, which he attended on a Merit Scholarship, as a Fulbright Flagship Scholar and an Aker Scholar. While at Harvard, he received the Research Grant to look at COVID 19’s impact on domesticity. He gained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, graduating with First Class Honours, Dean’s List. He also attended the Architectural Association, receiving the Nicholas Boas Scholarship to the British Academy in Rome.
He has given lectures and served on juries on several institutions, including Harvard, UCL, Wentworth and Immerse Cambridge. His work has been exhibited at the Takanaka Gallery in Tokyo, Harvard Ceramics Centre, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Druker Design Gallery and the Bartlett.
Konrad has worked internationally, including KPF New York, Kengo Kuma Tokyo, RSH+P London, Grimshaw London, Snohetta Oslo and Made NYC.