Lindsay Harkema is an architectural designer, researcher and collaborator. Through her work, Lindsay explores the interaction between the built environment and the human ecology that occupies and adapts it. In 2013, she finished a 9-month post-graduate research program at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design in Moscow, Russia. While at Strelka, she worked with 35 other individuals from around the world and various disciplines on a collective research on the city of Moscow. She was also part of the design team for a project that was selected as a finalist in the Tallinn Architectural Biennale Design Competition, awaiting final results in September 2013.
From March 2010 to September 2012, Lindsay was Project Designer at Leeser Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. While at Leeser, she worked on various projects at all stages of design, from concept to construction. Selected projects include the winning competition design for a greenhouse in Abu Dhabi, the Pier 1 Park Residence in Brooklyn, the BRIC Arts | Media House in Brooklyn, the South Lobby and recreation facilities of the Mercedes House in Manhattan, and several other residential and institutional design projects.
Lindsay has a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University School of Architecture (2010). As the recipient of the Morris Pitman Travel Award in 2009, she traveled around the world to conduct research for her thesis project, Extraterritorial-Bound, which was sited in Istanbul, Turkey. While at Rice, Lindsay was a research assistant for professors Sanford Kwinter and Mary Ellen Carroll, and worked on a student journal of architectural theory, Manifold Magazine. She also worked as a designer and coordinator for the Cecil Balmond: Solid Void exhibition at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts in Chicago in the summer of 2008. In 2007, Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. She lives in Brooklyn.
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, Moscow, RU, Researcher
Leeser Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Designer
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, IL, US, Exhibition Coordinator
Rice University, Houston, TX, US, MArch, Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Bachelors, Architecture
Initiatives for Houston, Honorable Mention