MArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture; Bachelor of Arts, Judson University
Joel Kerner is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Architecture, where he teaches studio, thesis, and representation courses. He joined the department in the fall of 2018.
Prior to Joining Syracuse University Joel was the inaugural Visiting Critic at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He previously worked for architecture offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, including Morphosis Architects and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.
Joel is a registered architect and the creative director of Studio Joel Kerner, a design research practice whose work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, Apartment Project in Berlin, Viru Centre in Tallinn, and the Wedge Gallery at Woodbury University School of Architecture. He has recently collaborated with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Hardbakka Ruins Project in Norway, and One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture.
Since 2017, Joel has collaborated with the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, where he acted as Associate Curator for the exhibition “Architecture, architecture & architectural” and later contributed his work as part of the museum’s “Impermanent Collection.” He has fostered discourse by writing for Archinect’s Cross-Talk series and contributing essays to PLAT Journal, Revista Engawa, Lunch Journal, New Architecture Assembly Magazine, POSIT, and See/Saw, among others.
Joel earned a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Judson University.