Principal and Founder
Clare Lyster is an architect, writer and educator and founding principal of CLUAA. Her work explores the design of space at the intersection of architecture, landscape and infrastructure with a focus on the role of the architect in public works projects. She has exhibited at The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Historical Museum and at Newman House, University College Dublin and has been awarded grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, UIC College of Art and Architecture and The Graham Foundation. 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). In 2004 under the name DB4PS, Clare Lyster, Cecilia Benites and Julie Flohr were selected finalists in the The 21st Century Park Competition and a runner up in Emerging Architects, Chicago Architectural Club 2005. Current projects include Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan, a design and research initiative for the Great Lakes (with Charles Waldheim and Mason White), and work toward a publication exploring architecture through the network topologies of Post-Fordist space. At UIC she teaches seminars and studios on landscape, infrastructure and globalization, examining how these broader fields are positioned in architectural theory and design practice. She has also taught at Syracuse University and the University of Toronto. Clare received her B Arch from University College Dublin (Ireland) and M Arch from Yale School of Architecture and is a licensed architect in New York and Illinois.
Housing Urbanism: 4 Scenarios
Clare Lyster, Judith K. De Jong and McLain Clutter with students from Arch 554, UIC SoA, Spring 2008
Assembled Ecologies: Infrastructure ala Carte
Design Bureau for Public Space
Cecilia Benites, Julie Flohr, Clare Lyster
306090_09 Regarding Public Space
Edited by Clare Lyster and Cecilia Benites, assisted by the 306090 Series Editors (Emily Abruzzo, Alex Briseno and Jonathon D. Solomon) and produced by Jeff Ponitz.
Clare Lyster with Chau Troung and Martin Kleinman, AIA
Envisioning the Bloomingdale: 5 Concepts
Chicago Architectural Club. Edited Clare Lyster with Michael Wilkinson, and Laura Bowe, Editorial Assistants. Graphic Design by Rebekka Kuhn Communications.