Oyler Wu Collaborative is an experimental architecture and design firm located in Los Angeles, CA. The office approaches architecture and design with a critical and rigorous intent that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. Recent works encompass a variety of scales, from products and installations to residential and institutional buildings, and many places around the world, from California to Beijing.
Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu established their practice in 2004. Since then, Oyler Wu Collaborative has been published globally and is recognized for its excellence in architectural design, research, and fabrication. They recently completed projects in California such as the 3D printing showroom and office space for 3DS Culinary in Hollywood, CA, and the Stormcloud pavilion for SCI-Arc’s 40th anniversary event. They have also worked on projects in Asia, most notably the Cube, the winning pavilion entry for the Beijing Biennale, and a 16 story residential tower in Taipei, Taiwan. The office has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record and Taiwan’s ADA Award for Emerging Architect.
Books by Oyler Wu Collaborative include Pendulum Plane, 2009, and Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions, 2014. Oyler and Wu have given lectures at the Angewandte in Vienna, Texas Tech, Tamkang University, and Arizona University.
Dwayne Oyler received his bachelor of architecture from Kansas State University and master of architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before Oyler Wu Collaborative came into being, Oyler worked for Toshiko Mori Architects and collaborated with Lebbeus Woods on numerous projects including Nine Boxes, Terrain, and Siteline Vienna. Oyler has taught architecture studios around the country. He now teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc) and at Columbia GSAPP in New York.
Jenny Wu received her bachelor of arts from Columbia University and master of architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Wu is also a member of the design faculty at SCIArc and Columbia GSAPP. She has previously taught at institutions such as Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to her architectural practice, she also founded LACE by Jenny Wu, a line of 3D printed jewelry, in 2014. The pieces have been widely featured in publications from Forbes, to Elle Magazine. Most recently, Wu was named one of four design visionaries by Porsche and Dwell Magazine in their “Powered by Design” documentaries, showcasing her pioneering work in 3D printing.