5 PM Friday, June 1, 2018
Born in Alabama, Jennifer Bonner founded MALL a creative practice for art and architecture in 2009. MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability—an acronym with built-in flexibility. MALL’s work can be characterized as recursive, with interests in challenging typology. By engaging “ordinary architecture” such as gable roofs and everyday materials, Bonner playfully reimagines architecture in her field.
Bonner is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Master in Architecture II Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She attended Auburn University’s Rural Studio and Harvard GSD where her projects received an AR Award for Emerging Architecture and the James Templeton Kelley Prize. As a recipient of Emerging Voices Award (AIA/ Young Architects Forum) two Faculty Design Awards (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture), and Next Progressives (Architect Magazine), her creative work has been published in architectural trade journals including Architectural Review, Architectural Record, and Wallpaper, as well as more experimental publications including a+t, DAMn, ART PAPERS, PLAT, Offramp, and MAS Context. Bonner has exhibited work at the Royal Institute of British Architects, National Building Museum, WUHO gallery, HistoryMIAMI, Yve YANG gallery, pinkcomma gallery, Istanbul Modern Museum, Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, and Chicago Architecture Biennial.