The MFA in Applied Craft and Design welcomes Steve Badanes as part of the 2014-2015 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Steve Badanes is a co-founder of Jersey Devil, a group of architects, artists, and inventors, committed to the interdependence of design and construction. Jersey Devil builds all their own work, which shows concern for craft and detail, innovative use of materials, and a strong environmental consciousness.
The work has been the subject of two monographs: the Jersey Devil Design/Build Book and Devil’s Workshop—25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture. Badanes has lectured on design/build at over 100 universities & a dozen countries. At University of Washington, Badanes holds the Howard S. Wright Endowed Chair and directs the Neighborhood Design/Build Studio, which builds small public projects for Seattle area non-profits. He has led design/build studios throughout the US and in Canada, Cuba, Finland, Ghana, India, and Mexico.
Badanes has been awarded the Solar Pioneer Award from the American Solar Energy Society, Education Awards from the AIA, and a Weird Home Award from the National Enquirer.