T+E+A+M is one of 12 practices selected to exhibit in the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Curated by Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon, The Architectural Imagination will solicit new design proposals from each firm that reimagine a site in Detroit.
is a collaboration between
Thom Moran + Ellie Abrons + Adam Fure + Meredith Miller.
Collectively, our work centers on architecture’s physicality as an agent of cultural, environmental, and urban production.
Thom Moran is an American architect, designer, and educator. He joined the University of Michigan’s Taubman College as the 2009 – 2010 Muschenheim Fellow where he is currently an assistant professor. Humor and lightheartedness are at the center of his practice, which involves solo projects and several ongoing collaborations that each explore particular issues. THING THING is a Detroit-based design collaborative that makes things with plastic, using novel fabrication methods to hijack post-consumer material ecologies. With Meredith Miller he works on an architectural scale, exploring media and environment as sources for multiple, simultaneous effects. Thom and Michael Savona collect designs that engage the relationship between people, interiors, and objects at Frontieriors. Thom holds a Master of Architecture from Yale and a BS in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His work has been exhibited at the Center for Architecture, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the 2012 Venice Biennale.
Ellie Abrons is an architectural designer, educator, and the principal of EADO. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she was the A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009 – 2010. Her work focuses on materiality and form through material experimentation, advanced digital modeling and fabrication techniques, and explorations of formal allusion. EADO works across scales and mediums, most often in collaborative contexts. Ellie received her Masters of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles where she graduated with distinction and received the AIA Certificate of Merit. She received her BA in art history and gender studies from New York University and has a certificate in graphic and digital design from Parsons School of Design. Ellie has received several fellowships including a residency fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany and her work has been exhibited at the 2012 Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, A+D Gallery, and the Architectural Association.
Adam Fure is an architectural designer and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He leads SIFT STUDIO, a design practice working at a range of scales. His work infuses architecture with base aesthetics, raw materiality, and intensive atmospheres that challenge the aesthetic and experiential norms of contemporary culture. Adam received his Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal. He holds a BS in architecture from the University of Michigan. His work has been exhibited at the 2012 Venice Biennale, the Beijing Biennale, The New School in New York, the A+D Gallery in Los Angeles, the AA in London, and the Grand Rapids Museum of Art. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 Architectural League Prize and a residency fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Adam is a co-founder of the Possible Mediums project.
Meredith Miller is an educator and architect whose design work and writing explores the interactions of architecture and environmental thinking. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she was an A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009 – 2010. She received her Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and holds a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia. Her work has been exhibited at the 2012 Venice Biennale, Van Alen Institute, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and Boston Society of Architects, and her writing has been featured in Journal of Architecture Education, Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, and Political Economy, MONU, Pidgin, Thresholds, and ARPA Journal. Meredith was recently awarded a research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.