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Lewis Wadsworth
Works at LW4
Attended Yale School of Architecture
Lives in Boston, Massachusetts
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Corb Table, 2002. I normally don't feel I should draw any attention to my student work, even though at the age of thirty-four when I enrolled in architecture school I could hardly be described as …
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Wayfinding, 2008During my abortive architecture internship, I found myself involved in a large institutional project with several other inexperienced and not-so-inexperienced future architects. At …
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Pavilion, 2007 (These two images - a kind of "drone's-eye view" and an interior view up from the center of the structure through its "oculus" - were kludged together into something more like a …
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Pavilion, 2007 ...a casual project reflecting my interest at the time: prehistoric megaliths, "Deconstructivist" architecture circa 1990, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, etc. I worked it up in my …
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Opera House, 2006 It's an opera house, it's at the mouth of the Thames, and it was an "ideas" competition ten years ago: sponsored by Google and the British magazine Building Design, it was an …
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I don't think I've seen found natural objects (the tree forks) and digital fabrication technology combined to generate load-bearing structure like this before.

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Mayne Cabinet, 2000. In late 2000 I was just beginning to consider, against some very good and prescient advice, going back to school to get a degree in Architecture. A former classmate of Thom …
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Pavilion, 2007 (This last image is in fact a project re-visitation, produced in 2010 for the SketchUp Artists website as illustration of my technique.) AIArchitect required a short textual …
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Hurricane House, 2001-2010. The image below is the very last made for this project, which began as my very first studio assignment in graduate school in 2001. I was to design a public boathouse and …
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Hurriedly-taken photos taken during a tour last week of the recent restoration of the 1978 "restoration" of 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, the home and masterwork of artist David Ireland …
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Designer, illustrator, artist, and teacher...wait, didn't I already write that somewhere? Why didn't I become a spy? How does one become one? I will delete all my files and burn my computer. Why is there no fire? Why aren't there the makings of one? How did I get in the unused room on the third floor?
Skills
"Architecture is an art purely of invention, and invention is the most painful and the most difficult exercise of the human mind." - Sir John Soane
Employment
  • LW4
    Principal, or possibly Chief Cultist, 2008 - present
  • Boston Architectural College
    Instructor, 2007 - 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Seattle, Washington - New Haven, Connecticut - Hanover, New Hampshire - St. Augustine, Florida
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Architect who knows how to use a sword.
Introduction

Lewis Wadsworth is a designer, artist, and teacher in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lewis' architectural projects have appeared in AIArchitect, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, and have been honored by the Boston Society of Architects. He has also illustrated projects for architecture firms in the United States, Australia, and Japan. He teaches 3D design and software courses at the Boston Architectural College. He has served as a technical adviser on software manuals, and oddly enough sometimes is paid to tell publishers what he thinks about proposed books on software commonly used by architects.

Lewis also fences with an épée. A lot. And yes, that is a type of sword.

Bragging rights
Peter Eisenman threatened, when I was an architecture student, to make sure that I never had a job in architecture anywhere on the planet. I've never assumed he wasn't serious.
Education
  • Yale School of Architecture
    Master of Architecture, 2001 - 2005
    (where, notably, he was told by the same fool who gave Maya Lin a "B" for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial project that he was too "unconventional" to be an architect)
  • Dartmouth College
    A.B. Visual Studies, 1986 - 1990
    (where he learned a few things, mostly concerning the habits of obscure Roman emperors. You have to be pretty decadent to invent veal.)
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