Steve Badanes is the Howard S. Wright Professor of Architecture, Director of the Neighborhood Design Build Studio at the University of Washington, and a partner in Jersey Devil Design Build, an architectural firm perpetuating the tradition of medieval craftsmen.
For twenty-five years the members of Jersey Devil have been constructing their own designs while living on site in tents or Airstream trailers, and making adjustments to their structures in response to problems encountered during the building process.
‘Jersey Devil’ is a name that has been attached to work by Steve Badanes, John Ringel, Jim Adamson, or any combination of the above, plus other people who have participated in their diverse projects. This loose-knit group of designer-builders has created projects that critique conventional practice, both the process of making architecture and the accepted definitions of architecture itself. Jersey Devil’s architecture shows a concern for craft and detail, an attention to the expressiveness of the construction materials, and a strong environmental consciousness.”
This summer, Badanes is lending his expertise to the Asheville Design Center and their Summer Design Program underway here. For a bit more on Steve watch this brief video. See you next Thursday!