Joel Kerner, AIA is a registered architect and principal of Studio Joel Kerner, a creative practice whose work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, Apartment Project in Berlin, Viru Centre in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Wedge Gallery at Woodbury University School of Architecture. Prior to establishing his design research practice, Joel worked for offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, including Morphosis Architects and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. Joel is currently Assistant Professor (NTT) at Syracuse University School of Architecture and he recently served as the inaugural Visiting Critic at the University of North Carolina Charlotte during summer 2019. He holds a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he studied under Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne. He has lectured and served as a critic and panelist at several institutions, including IIT, USC, UNCC, RPI, UIUC, WUSTL, and Woodbury University. He has recently collaborated with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Hardbakka Ruins Project in Norway, and One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture. Since 2017, Joel has collaborated with the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, where he acted as Associate Curator for the exhibition "Architecture, architecture & architectural" and later contributed his work as part of the museum's "Impermanent Collection." He has fostered critical discourse by writing for Archinect's Cross-Talk series and publishing essays in PLAT Journal, Revista Engawa, Lunch Journal, NAAM, POSIT, and See/Saw, among others.