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Graduate Thesis Coordinator, Design Studio, Visual Studies

Kristy Balliet is co-founder of Balliet Studio, a joint venture design practice with Kelly Bair. BairBalliet's work has been exhibited internationally in the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and in various locations around the United States including New York (MoMA, Modern Museum of Art), Los Angeles (The Architecture & Design Museum), Detroit (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), Chicago (The Night Gallery), New Haven (Yale University Gallery), and Pittsburgh (Miller Gallery/Carnegie Mellon University). In 2018, they were named a finalist for the MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program. Balliet has published articles on topics related to excessive volume and architectural ploys and has co-edited several books; Massive Attack: Selected Friends and Enemies, Visual Catalog: Greg Lynn’s Studio, and in 2018 with her co-founders of the Possible Mediums Project published the Possible Mediums book with Actar. Prior to joining SCI-Arc, Balliet was an Associate Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State and an Assistant Professor in Studio Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia University. She worked for seven years as a project designer at Erdy McHenry Architecture in Philadelphia. Balliet holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University and a Master’s degree from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.