After Architecture is a design and research practice dismantling traditional notions of building in order to redefine material and formal potentials. Named as a nod to the influence of what has come before as well as a desire to erode disciplinary bounds, the practice works in a range of scales and media. Tactics of intentional misuse free materials and construction techniques from historical and disciplinary tropes, and technological experimentation enables new possibilities for the built environment.
After Architecture is active in both practice and research aimed at transforming cultural perceptions of materials and buildings. Current work examines the potentials for bamboo and invasive plants as productive building components, establishing a broader ecology-positive view of sustainability. The practice has had research work supported by the American Institute of Architects’ Upjohn Research Initiative and the Center for Architecture’s Arnold W. Brunner Grant and has been recognized as Next Progressives by Architect Magazine and Curbed Young Guns by Curbed National. After Architecture is led by Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann out of Knoxville, Tennessee.