Jeffrey Liu

Position Architecture Teacher Scholar




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Areas of Expertise

Care and Domesticity 
Narrative Architecture 
Participatory/Collective Design 


Jeffrey Liu is a designer, writer, and educator based in San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. Jeff holds an MPhil in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University, where he received the Joseph Sanford Shanley ’17 Memorial Prize. Jeff currently serves as an Architecture Teacher Scholar at the Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and as an editor of Perspecta 55, slated for publication in Spring 2023. He was previously the 2021-2022 Edward P. Bass Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a teaching fellow at the Yale School of Architecture. Jeff’s work has been exhibited in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial and the 2019 Seoul Bienniale for Architecture and Urbanism, and his projects and writing have been published in ArchDaily, Archinect, designboom, FRAME, Pidgin, Paprika!, Retrospecta and e-flux.


Educational Credentials:

  • MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Master of Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Teaching Experience:

  • Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT

Professional Experience:

  • John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Los Angeles, CA
  • Keller Easterling, New York, NY
  • Bureau Spectacular, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kris Yao | Artech, Taipei, Taiwan


Selected Publications and Recent Research:

  • “Participation and Environmental Simulation: Frei Otto’s Ökohaus as a Social Ecology”. Research project for Edward P. Bass Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.
  • Perspecta 55: Futures Index. Edited by Matthew Wagstaffe, Lani Barry, Jeffrey Liu, Nicholas Miller, and Ethan Zisson. Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal. MIT Press. Forthcoming: Spring 2023. Print.
  • “This Conceptual Model Reinvents Community-Focused, Affordable Housing” by Jeffrey Liu and Haylie Chan. “FRAME Lab: How Could Affordable Housing Expand its Horizons?”. FRAME Magazine 141: Jul/Aug 2021. Print.
  • “Return to PLACE: Augmented Reality and the Aesthecization of Logistics”. Pidgin 27. Princeton University School of Architecture. Apr 2020. Print.
  • Paprika! Vol. 3 Issue 3: “Post-Ironic Post”. Edited by Jeffrey Liu and Lani Barry. Yale School of Architecture. Sep 2017. Print.

Selected Awards:

  • Overall Winner: The HOME Competition 2020, for “Shadow Housing” with Haylie Chan.
  • Edward P. Bass Fellowship in Architecture, jointly endowed by the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge.
  • Joseph Sanford Shanley ’17 Memorial Award, Princeton University School of Architecture.

Updated 10.19.2022

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