Keith A. Krumwiede

Contact Info

Title: Director, Graduate Architecture; Assoc. Professor
Office: 345 Weston
Phone: 973-596-5579
Dept: School of Architecture

About Me

Keith Krumwiede is Associate Professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he directs the graduate program in architecture. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.Arch. from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Current projects include Gross Domestic Product, a book about the recent history of the ultimate American consumer product, the single-family house, and Freedomland: An Architectural Fiction and Its Histories, a satirical settlement scheme that examines the competing goals and desires that define contemporary American culture. An excerpt of Freedomland was published in 306090: Making a Case and selected drawings were exhibited at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery in Los Angeles in February of this year.  Professor Krumwiede has written about the sub-networks and porous enclaves of Los Angeles, the almost viral annexations pattern of Texas cities, and the sophisticated and sinister practices of homebuilders. Recent essays include “The Bauhaus Tweets” in Log 22: The Absurd and “(A)Typical Plan(s)” in Perspecta 43: Taboo. Prior to teaching at NJIT, he taught at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Rice University in Houston, and Yale University, where he was awarded the King-Lui Wu Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2009, Professor Krumwiede was one of the first recipients of a research grant from The Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability in Architectural Design at Yale University for his work on high density, high performance wood housing in the United States.


B.A. Architecture & Minor in History of the Built Environment, University of California, Berkeley, 1986

M.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1994

Professional Experience

Design Review Consultant, Department of Planning, City of Oakland, CA, 1990-1992

Project Designer, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1994-1996

Partner, StandardLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1992-1996

Principal, StandardTX, Houston, TX, 1996-2004

Principal, StandardNY, New York, NY 2004-present

Selected Publications and Recent Research

“Supermodel Homes,” in Cite Number 58 (2002)

National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant, “Housing the Fifth Ward” (2003)

“Tactical Urbanism,” in Domus Number 880 (2005)

Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture Grant, “The Post Bubble Dwelling: Studies in High Density Wood Dwellings, Yale University (2009)

“[A]Typical Plan[s]” in Perspecta 43: Taboo (The MIT Press, 2010)

Top Ten Finalist, Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, Museum of Modern Art / P.S. 1 (2011)

“Bauhaus Tweets” in Log 22 (Anyone Corp., 2011)

“Freedomland” in 306090: Making a Case (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011)

“Freedomland: Speculations on Another American,” in Praxis: On Narrative (2013)