Wendy Cox teaches courses in architectural history and theory and design studios focusing on cultural critique.
She has been a guest critic for Dartmouth College, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette, UMass Amherst, Marywood, RISD, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art and recently a visiting assistant professor in Middlebury College’s Architectural Studies program.
She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. She became a registered architect in 1996, working on projects that included the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and interning for the internationally known architectural firm, Eisenman Architects. Her participation was recognized in several publications, including Progressive Architecture’s 1990 Awards issue. Her work has been exhibited at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the Nexus Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA, and the University of Colorado, Denver. Her design entry in the international design competition for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington Cemetery was disqualified for breaking the site rules, however it was still awarded recognition by the jury and is archived at the built memorial. She lectures both in the U.S. and internationally on architectural strategies inspired by complexity theory and was a research participant at the Wolfram Science Summer Program in 2006, initiating the study of 3D branching with surface envelope. For the past few years, her research has focused on the origins and early work of the mid-century architectural firm, the Architects Collaborative. In 2008, Ms. Cox received a Dana Category I award for excellence in teaching, research, and university service and in 2010 received tenure and promotion. In 2014 she received an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt.
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