School of Architecture College of Design

Gayla Lindt, Lecturer in Architecture and
Director, Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDA)

Gayla Lindt, Assoc AIA

Lecturer in Architecture
Director, Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDA)

Email: glindt@umn.edu

Telephone: 612-624-2832

Office: 151P Rapson Hall

 

Gayla Lindt, Assoc. AIA, teaches both undergraduates and graduates in studios and workshops, as well as undergraduates in the university honors program. Lindt co-teaches first-year M.Arch design studio with colleague Andrew Lucia, and variously guides and/or coordinates M.Arch final project work. Most recently in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDA), she co-taught (as design lead) with WL Hall Woodshop's Justin Kindelspire (as metal-working specialist) a design workshop that explores metal screens and screening as an architectural device.

A UMN M.Arch graduate, Lindt began teaching as an adjunct instructor in fall 2007 and has been BDA program director since fall 2014. Prior to teaching, Lindt had the privilege of organizing (with Jane King Hession) the vast drawing collection of renowned modernist architect Ralph Rapson, FAIA; Rapson’s drawings are destined for the University of Minnesota’s Northwest Architectural Archives and Cranbrook Archives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  She has worked at CityDeskStudio, Inc., at the Design Center for American Urban Landscape (now the Metropolitan Design Center), and as a freelance writer, editor and graphic designer. 

She is especially interested in how designers negotiate between—and then simultaneously express—a landscape of seeming opposites.  The designer is an alternator, whose generative production is dependent on oscillating "between" — between analysis and synthesis, between tangible constructions and intangible constructs, between making and critiquing, between logic and intuition, between a thing and its context.  We construct always and simultaneously space and form, and form and content.  She is also interested in the curious relationship between architects and their words, and how visual thinkers can embrace words to develop a self-awareness about their work.

 

courses:

ARCH 8251 | Graduate Design Studio One

ARCH 8299 | Master’s Final Project (section instructor and studio coordinator)

ARCH 3250 | Screen Test: Metal Work

HSEM 3201H | Six Degrees of Interdisciplinary Connection

ARCH 4194H | Undergraduate Thesis Project/Capstone

ARCH 4150 | Developing a Professional Narrative

ARCH 3250 | The Architecture of Dr. Seuss (and other imaginative illustrators)

 

footnotes:

Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award (CDes 2014)

Adjunct Faculty Slam Award (CDes 2011)

Faculty choice award (selected by M.Arch graduating students; 2009)

Contributing author and co-producer (with Jane King Hession), “Come closer, I have a story to tell” a hand-bound, bespoke limited-edition collection of short works of fiction, memory and song inspired by the drawings, work and life of Ralph Rapson, FAIA. (2004)

Feature writer, Fabric Architecture, Intents and Review magazines

M.Arch, University of Minnesota; awarded graduate fellowship, Nolli Prize and thesis prize (“A Metaphor Frames a World View:  the Pleasures of the Table, the Feast and the Dwelling)

B.A. in liberal studies, College of Saint Benedict

 

co-teaching/course assistance:

Design Inquiry Armature (with Ozayr Saloojee, fall 2009, 2010)

Visiting faculty, M-term in Istanbul (with Ozayr Saloojee, May 2010)

Introduction to Theory (assisted Lance LaVine, fall 2009),

Thesis (2008-2009)

Professional Practice (with Renée Cheng, fall 2008),

Thesis Preparation (with Ritu Bhatt and Robert Ferguson, fall 2007)

Almost Grad Workshop (Continuing Education with J. Stephen Weeks)

10 Women, 2 Nights (Continuing Education course with Jean Rehkamp Larson)

 

 

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