Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jan 17th 2008 to Apr 15th 2008
  • PRACTICE : Architecture
  • FROM : USA/France

Michael Herrman is a practicing architect based in Paris whose work explores architecture’s role in the negotiation of cultural difference in urban environments. Through the construction of spaces characterized by a transitory nature and adaptability, his projects allow an engagement with the most diverse urban contexts, employing experimental materials and electronic media.

After completing his Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University and his Master of Architecture at Princeton University, he earned a PhD in architecture jointly at the Université de Paris, La Villette, the Università di Roma, La Sapienza, and the Universidad de Sevilla.

Herrman is the recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, a Fulbright Fellowship, and other fellowships that have allowed him to live and work in Asia and Europe over the past 10 years. He worked in the studios of Arata Isozaki in Tokyo and Jean Nouvel in Paris before opening his own Paris-based architecture practice in 2005.

Supported by a Graham Foundation grant, Herrman has written The Architecture of Alienation (forthcoming, Fall 2008), which examines the emergence of architecture as one of the most potent mediators of cultural identity in the 21st century. He has lectured internationally about his work, which has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in cities throughout Europe and the United States.