Kristy Balliet is an architectural designer and assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture. She is currently a design faculty member at SCI-Arc. She is the co-founder of BairBalliet and the co-chair of the Possible Mediums Project – a series of events showcasing design investigations based in speculative architectural mediums. From 2006-2011, Balliet was an assistant professor at The University of Applied Arts, Vienna in Studio Greg Lynn. While there she was the co-creator of the IoA Sliver lecture/gallery series and published the collected work of the studio in Visual Catalog: Greg Lynn’s Studio. She is a graduate of Philadelphia University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced architecture in Philadelphia at Erdy McHenry Architecture. Kristy is currently editing the forthcoming publication Massive Attack, IoA Sliver Lecture Series-Selected Friends and Enemies.

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