Assistant Professor, Taubman College
Principal, SIFT Studio
Taylor Blockweek 2016
Adam Fure is an architectural designer and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. he received his Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Beijing Biennale The New School in New York, the A+D Gallery in Los Angeles, the AA in London, and the Grand Rapids Museum of Art. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 Architectural League Prize and a residency fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude.
In his work, Adam Fure evades the pristine and exact in search of the rough and raw. Through specialized treatments, he extracts unconventional traits from conventional materials, grafting them onto ill-formed objects or seeping them into saturated environments. Fure’s design process undercuts sentimental notions of material essence through intensive blends of synthetic and organic matter. Through base aesthetics, raw materiality, and intense atmospheres, SIFT’s work infuses experience with a visceral dimension that challenges impulse to aestheticize their natural surrounds.