Education: University of Michigan, Master of Architecture with high distinction
Jeana Ripple is an architect, principal and co-founder of the collaborative architecture firm, MIR Collective and research practice, Ripple Architecture Studio. Ripple’s work is recognized through international awards, competitions, and exhibitions for the translation of material manufacturing techniques into innovative architectural systems promoting local economic growth. Her practice and scholarship expand research frameworks for material resilience in architecture. She is currently completing a manuscript under contract with ORO Editions / AR + D Publishing called, The Type V City: Codifying Urban Material Resilience. The book analyzes building code-induced urban material pattern and performance. Ripple is one of six founding editors for the ACSA / Taylor and Francis journal, TAD: Technology | Architecture + Design, and was the issue editor for TAD’s second issue, “Simulations: Modeling, Measuring, and Disrupting Design”. Prior to joining UVA, Ripple practiced at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago, where she led numerous building and landscape projects.
Ripple’s teaching combines design and advanced technology. Her courses include a design-based parametric structures course, graduate foundation design studios, material-prototyping studios, and advanced design computation courses. Ripple has been recognized by two national awards for innovative approaches to teaching building technology through design and performance-simulation. Ripple’s practice, scholarship, and teaching draw upon her combined background as a computer science engineer and architect to frame material resilience through a systems framework with varying scales, inputs, and objectives.
2017 Ripple, Jeana (issue editor). Simulations: Modeling, Measuring, and Disrupting Design. TAD, Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design. 1:2. November, 2017.
2017 Ripple, Jeana. Disengage, Augment, Adapt. TAD, Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design. 1:2. November, 2017. p 3-4.
2017 Brause, Ford, Olsen, Ripple, Uihlein, Zarzycki (founding editors). Why TAD? TAD, Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design. 1:1. March, 2017. p 1-2.
2017 From Bit to It: The Demand for Networked Building Codes in the Smart City. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. 105th annual conference proceedings. 2017.
2017 Manufacturing the Material City: Responsive Material Codes and Industrial Growth. Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) conference proceedings. 2017.
2017 ArtHouse, Ripple Architecture Studio + Barbara B. Wilson, Architectural Record. April, 2017.
2017 Breathe Wall, Ripple Architecture Studio, Architect Magazine, October, 2017.
2016 Ripple, Jeana. The Type V City: Encoding Material Inequity. The Journal of Architectural Education. 70:1. March, 2016.
2016 Beyond Optimization: Contemporary Trends in Digital Design Engineering in “Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits,” edited by Paulo J. Cruz. CRC Press. 2016
2016 Shared Structural Parameters: Interfaces of Collaborative Exchange in “Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits,” edited by Paulo J. Cruz. CRC Press. 2016
2015 Ripple, Jeana. Meta-Notation for Architects: How Architectural Drawings can Borrow from Big Data Visualization. Translated by Tina Tian. Landscape Architecture Frontiers Journal, No. 3, Volume 3, 2015. pp 36-45.
2014 Ripple, Jeana. Design-Driven Manufacturing: Place and Product. co-authored with S. Moomaw. The International Design Collection. Design Principles and Practices, Volume 8, Issue 01, 2014. pp 11-18.
2014 Ripple Architecture Studio: Evaporative Skin. SKIN: Digital Assemblies Exhibition, University of Houston College of Architecture.
2014 Ripple Architecture Studio: Evaporative Skin and Breathe Wall. Local Designers Global Visions Exhibition. District Architecture Center, Washington, D.C.
2013 Ripple Architecture Studio: Evaporative Skin. Tex Fab Exhibition. ACADIA Adaptive Architecture International Conference, University of Waterloo, Canada.
2018 $40,000 Grant Award, National Endowment for the Arts, Design + Manufacture + Build. PI: Jeana Ripple, Co-PI: Barbara Brown Wilson
2017 SEED Network Award: Honorable Mention for Excellence in Community Engagement, ArtHouse Gary, Ripple Architecture Studio (design) + Barbara Brown Wilson (community engagement)
2017 $50,000 Grant Award, UVA Humanities Informatics, Smart Environments. Project Co-Directors: Mona El Khafif, Jeana Ripple
2016 First Place, Surface International Competition, Bloomberg Philanthropies sponsored Public Art Challenge: ArtHouse Gary; Ripple Architecture Studio (design) + Barbara Wilson (community engagement)
2016 First Place, Illumination International Competition, Bloomberg Philanthropies sponsored Public Art Challenge: ArtHouse Gary; Ripple Architecture Studio (design) + Barbara Wilson (community engagement)
2015 AIA VA Emerging Professional Award. The Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
2015 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award – Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture /
American Institute of Architecture Students
2015 BTES Emerging Educator Award – Building Technology Educators Society
2014 $14,000 Grant Award, Jefferson Trust, Design-Driven Manufacturing Studio. PI: Jeana Ripple
2014 AIA Award of Excellence in Materials and Innovation to Jeana Ripple for Breathe Wall: Microstructure Infrastructure. The 2014 Unbuilt Architecture Awards. The Washington D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
2014 AIA Design Award to Jeana Ripple for Evaporative Skin. The 2014 Unbuilt Architecture Awards. The Washington D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
2013 Finalist (4 of 96), Evaporative Skin, Tex-Fab SKIN international fabrication competition; Ripple Architecture Studio
2013 $38,960 Grant Award, UVA Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, Arts in Action Grant, Design-Driven Manufacturing, PIs: Jeana Ripple and Suzanne Moomaw
2013 $45,000 Grant Award, Jefferson Trust, Big Data Grants, Tools and Principles for Representing Complex Systems, co-PIs: Jeana Ripple and Shayn Pierce-Cottler