Forrest Jessee

Forrest Jessee is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and directs the Graphics Project, which aims to inspire and support students with studio work and portfolios due at graduation. This initiative questions what it means to translate an architectural idea into visual material, whether it be a drawing, presentation or book.

Forrest Jessee continues his ten years of research in communicating architecture to the public, often collaborating with designers, artists, educational institutions, cultural institutions and other architects. His body of work situates itself between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation, and his passion for publishing books strives to express architectural ideas in the materiality, layout and design of these publications. Recent publications include The High Line, The Look (Deste Foundation) and Lincoln Center Inside Out, all authored by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

He was educated at the Architectural Association in London (RIBA Part I) and earned his M. Arch 1 at Columbia GSAPP. He has worked with Diller Scofidio + Renfro for over six years, leading many of the studio’s art projects. He also works with the Center for Architecture, Harvard GSD, Harvard Dance School, Le Labortoire Cambridge and several other architects and artists.

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