MArch, Yale University
BArch, University College Dublin
Clare Lyster is an architect, writer, and educator and founding principal of CLUAA, a firm that explores space at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and infrastructure with a focus on design research of urban systems. Clare has exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Arts District, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Historical Museum, UIC, and Newman House, University College Dublin and has been awarded grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, the UIC College of Architecture & the Arts, and the Graham Foundation. She is editor of Envisioning the Bloomingdale: 5 Concepts (Chicago Architecture Club, August 2009) and 306090 vol. 09 Regarding Public Space, with Cecilia Benites (Princeton Architectural Press, August 2005). Her writings have appeared in Cabinet, Chicago Architect, the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Landscape Architecture, The Architects Newspaper, and The Landscape Urbanism Reader. Current projects include research on the urbanization of the Great Lakes Region and work toward a publication exploring architecture's fallout with logistical systems. At UIC she teaches seminars and studios on landscape and global networks, examining how these are positioned in architectural theory and design practice. She has also taught at Syracuse University, University of Toronto, and Harvard University.