Wanda pictured in front of her "white light white heat" light installation for MAP 2013 festival

WANDA DYE | www.dye-projects.com | contact@dye-projects.com | 334.400.8403

 

EDUCATION

Masters of Architecture – Columbia University 1997 (Lucille Smyser Memorial Fellowship)

Bachelors of Architecture – Auburn University 1994 (Deans List)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS | ART + DESIGN PRACTICES

Dye Projects | 2015-present

Visiting Critic of Architecture | James Madison University | 2017-2018

Founding Director | RE gallery + studio LLC | Project Space, Curatorial and Art+Design Practice | Dallas, Texas | 2010-2015

Assistant Professor of Architecture | UT Arlington | 2007-2013

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture | Mississippi State University | 2004-2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture | Georgia Institute of Technology | 1999-2004

Architectural Designer | Smith Miller + Hawkinson Architects | New York, New York | 1997-1999

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Columbia University | 1996-1997

Architectural Designer | SOM - Skidmore Owings and Merrill | New York, New York | 1994-1996

 

AWARDS

ACSA National Service Award | University of Texas Arlington | 2012

AIA National Education Honors Award | "The Everyday City" | University of Texas Arlington | 2008

ACSA Creative Achievement Award | Mississippi State University | 2006

Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize | Award for Best Design in Upper Level Studios | Columbia University | 1997

Columbia University GSAPP | Graduate Teaching Assistantship/Scholarship | 1996-97

Alagasco Design Competition | Award for Best Design in Upper Level Studios | Auburn University | 1993

TEACHING + PRACTICES

Teaching and practices investigate inventive and adaptive reuse of materials, structures, program and spaces (from objects to territories)

Courses taught and developed: “RE practices in Art, Architecture and Design”, "Filmic Constructions of Space", "Territories of Appropriation"

and “The Everyday City”

Served as a guest juror at Auburn, Barnard, Clemson, Columbia, Parsons, The Rural Studio, Berkeley, Rice, UT Austin, Virginia and Yale

Art + design build installations and collaborations include AURORA Festival, Team Better Block, Make Art with Purpose, Design Build Adventure,

UTA Architecture students and Mark Martinek of MOD Construction

Faculty led design work for design centers and studios supported by internal and external grants

TEXTS, PRESS + RECOGNITIONS

ABSTRACT- Columbia GSAPP, ACSA Awards, AIA Columns, arq (architectural research quarterly), ARTSY, Arts + Culture of North Texas, D Home, D magazine, Dallas Culture Map, Dallas Modern Luxury, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, The Dallas Pavilion, FD Home, FD Luxe, Glasstire, Juxtapoz, MAP 2013 Workbook, MOMA Fabrications, New American Paintings, Paper City, Purple Fashion, Texas Architect, TexFiles, various academic texts published in proceedings/journals

SERVICE, OUTREACH + PHILANTHROPY

Edited and co-designed publications of student and faculty work for marketing and educational purposes

Co-edited and co-designed proceedings for ACSA Southwest Regional Conference

Chaired and budgeted lecture and exhibition series

Participated in Design Build Adventure camps in Marfa, Texas Summer of 2010 and 2011

Participated in several rapid revitalization demonstrations with Team Better Block in Texas and Oklahoma 2010-2013

​RE gallery artists donated works of art to fundraisers benefiting amfAR, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center

REFERENCES

Gary Cunningham FAIA, President, Cunningham Architects, 214-415-0371, gmc@cunninghamarchitects.com,

Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director, Make Art with Purpose, 323-309-4837, janeil@makeartwithpurpose.net

Christian Lynch, Partner, Lynch/Eisinger Design,

Jason Roberts, Co-founder Team Better Block, 469-487-6263, jason@betterblock.org

Evelyn Tickle, Area Head of Architectural Design, James Madison University and Founder of Grow Oyster Reef, 434-409-0446, tickleec@jmu.edu

Dye-Projects is not a solo practice. Without the many people and places I encounter, there is no process or practice of engagement whether it is with art, design, education, a place, or perhaps most importantly, a community. All of the projects, teachings, texts, curations and recognitions are never explored or produced alone, they are "collaborative", "inspired by" and/or within "a context or place".  I have been very fortunate and continue to be inspired everyday...With sincerest gratitude I would like to thank my family, friends, students, artists, collectors, colleagues and places I have encountered so far, including, but certainly not limited to: Auburn University, Columbia University,  Columbia and Barnard` Colleges, Delray Beach, Diana Agrest, Stan Allen, Justin Hunter Allen and Lucy Kirkman, Mark and Peter Anderson, Catherine Anspon, Butch Anthony, Ashley Armenakis, ARTSY, Arts + Culture TX, Francis Bagley and Tom Orr, William Baker, Melissa Barbier, Berlin, Germany, Gaines Blackwell, Charles Bodree, Kelly Boner, Rick Bretell, Robert Brinkley, Brush Muscle, Chris Byrne, David Buege, Matthew Bourbon, Rebecca Carter, Claire Chester, Kristen Cochran, Patrick and Lindsey Collins, James Cope, Copenhagen, Denmark, Michael Corris, Nan Coulter, Teddy Cruz, Gary Cunningham, D Magazine, Dallas Modern Luxury, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer,  Frank Darkow, Joan and Seth Davidow, Claire Dewar and Cesar, Brett Dye, Pat Dye Jr., Dallas, Texas, Frank Darko, Gavin Delahunty, Alex DiJulio, Rosalyn Deutsche, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Colleen Duffy, Janeil Engelstad and Pamela Miller, Sharon Englestein, Jori Erdman, Susan and Warren Ernst, Eknath Eswaran, Karen Fairbanks, Gary Farrelly, Florence, Italy, Hyde Fontenot, Randall Garrett, Sally Glass, Georgia Institute of Technology, Glasstire, Lisa Gornik, Daniel and Meg Gotvald, Lily Hanson, Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller, Alika Herreshoff, Walter Hood, Deborah Hunter, Carolyn Hurbach,  Maria Ibanez, Misty Incontrera, Robert Irwin, James Madison University, Kevin Jacobs, Nancy Jetta, Starling Keene, Paul Kremer, Sulan Kolatan and William MacDonald, Nancy and Jason Koen, Ferda Kolatan, Kelly Kroener and Eli Walker, Rosalind Krauss, Travis LaMothe, Mark Lamster, Alex Larsen, Peter Ligon, Stephen Lohr.  Christian Lynch and Amy Barkow, Peter Makebish, Make Art With Purpose, Paho Mann, Samantha McCurdy, Nancy McDonald and Pat Dye Sr., Missy McDonald, Marfa, Texas, Mark Martinek, June Mattingly, Will Meyer, Falon Mihalic, Liz Miller, Mississippi State University, Samuel Mockbee, Modern Dallas, Stefania Morandi, Kendall Morgan, Bezhad Nakjavan, New York City, Clay Odom, Gina and Dustin Orlando, Sherry Owens, Ricardo Paniagua, Purple Fashion, Paris, France, Pavilion, Catherine Prather-Lowen,  Suzanne and Peter Payne, Arthur Pena, John Pomara, John Pratt, David Quadrini, Jason Roberts and Andrew Howard, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Carol Swenson Roberts, Reid Robinson, Deedie Rose, Angie Rosillo, Jordan and Susan Roth, Sam Saladino, Ceasar  Jack Sanders, Albert Scherbarth, Sam Schonzeit, Caroline Sharpless, Evan Sheets, Dan Shipley, SHoP Architects, Sheri Shumacher, Skidmore Owings + Merrill, Martha Skinner and Doug Hecker, Lauren Smart, Allison V. Smith and Barry Whistler, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, Alison Starr, Team Better Block, Charissa Terranova,  The ACSA, The AIA, The Cedars, The Dallas Art Fair, The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, The Dallas Contemporary, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Rural Studio, Benjamin Terry, Kevin Todora, Brad Tucker, TWOxTWO Dallas, Evelyn Tickle, Bernard Tschumi, University of Texas Arlington, Joshua von Ammon, Alex Wall, Erin Wasson, Julie and Bruce Webb, Michael Webb, Summer Whitley, Karen Winer, Wendy Wood, Cris Worley, Michael Wynne and to many other people and places in my personal and professional community...

 

THANK YOU!

Photography of exhibitions under curatorial work is by Frank Darko and Kevin Todora