Zachary Schumacher

Zachary Schumacher

Brooklyn, NY, US



Zachary Schumacher is a designer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. His current research looks to incorporate digital fabrication and labor practices that have been initially dismissed by architecture, including aftermarket automotive finishing and mechanics, to perform alternative modes of construction that hybridize the spatial, graphic, and visual production of architecture. Zachary currently teaches at Dartmouth College and the Princeton University School of Architecture. Previously he has taught at UC Berkeley and RISD, and his scholarly can be found in Actar, Contract, Log, Paprika!, and Pidgin. Schumacher holds a Master of Architecture from RISD, and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from MIT.


Outpost Office, Research Assistant

Chicago Architecture Biennial, "The Available City" 2021

May 2021 - Aug 2021

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Lecturer

Lecturer for the [IN]stitute in Environmental Design program

May 2021 - Aug 2021

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Critic

Critic within the Architecture Department's core sequence

Sep 2020 - May 2021

Viola Ago and Hans Tursack, Boston, MA, US, Research Assistant

Collaborator on Viola and Hans’ Exhibit Columbus Pavilion, "Understorey"

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Safdie Architects, Boston, MA, US, Design Intern

Assistant designer on domestic and international civic and commercial buildings

May 2018 - Sep 2018

NBBJ, Columbus, OH, US, Designer

Designer on domestic and international commercial, civic, and healthcare buildings

May 2014 - Sep 2017

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, US, Adjunct Faculty

Interior Architecture Instructor in the core sequence

Aug 2016 - May 2017


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, SMarchS Architectural Design

Aug 2021 - current

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2017 - May 2020

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