Clare Lyster

Associate Professor

MArch, Yale University
BArch, University College Dublin

Clare Lyster is an architect and writer whose work explores space at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and infrastructure with a current focus on the relationship between architecture and urban systems, which is subject of a forthcoming book titled Learning from Logistics: How Emerging Networks Inform Cities (Summer 2014). 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 writing has appeared in Cabinet, Chicago Architect, the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Landscape Architecture, The Architects Newspaper, and Places and as chapters in edited anthologies on landscape and mobility networks. Her design work has been exhibited locally and internationally including at the Art Institute of Chicago and University College Dublin and she has received grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, the UIC College of Architecture & the Arts, and the Graham Foundation. At UIC she teaches seminars and studios on landscape and globalization, examining how these are positioned in architectural theory and design practice. She has also taught at Syracuse University, University of Toronto, and Harvard University. Clare is founding principal of CLUAA and is a registered architect in New York and Illinois.