Keith Krumwiede

Associate Professor of Architecture


An educator, writer and designer, Keith Krumwiede focuses his design work on the development of sustainable, climate-responsive, high density urban housing prototypes. He is currently working on Gross Domestic Product, a book that examines the key role of the singlefamily house in the American Dream, paying particular attention to the significant changes that occurred in its design, production, and delivery during the most recent housing boom.

He was most recently an associate professor and assistant dean at the Yale University School of Architecture where he was awarded the King-Lui Wu Award for Distinguished Teaching. Prior to Yale, he served on the faculty at Rice University School of Architecture, where he was the Gus Sessions Wortham Assistant Professor, and at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He is a co-founder and partner of Standard, an architecture and design practice with offices in Los Angeles, Texas and New York. He 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. He has designed furniture, books, installations, and buildings (along with several urban plans).

One of his best-known works is the exhibit Freedomland, an architectural fiction, described as a biting satire that reinterprets the Jeffersonian grid in the context of the housing crisis.

Krumwiede earned both bachelor of arts in architecture and master of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.