Matthew Jull is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, a founding partner of the design practices KUTONOTUK and TempAgency, and Director of the Arctic Design Group (with Leena Cho). Dr. Jull’s research explores the intersection of architecture and urban design with the processes that shape the natural environment. Currently, his research focuses on exploring the potential of architecture and urban design within the frame of extreme climates and the increasing friction between the built environment and the forces shaping our planet. Supported by several prestigious grants, most recently one from the National Science Foundation, his research is pioneering the development of new approaches to the design of cities and buildings in the rapidly changing Arctic. Dr. Jull has worked at SOM (New York), Thomas Phifer Architects (New York), Steven Holl Architects (New York/ Beijing), and most recently as an architect and project leader at OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam, NL from 2008-2012. He received his M.Arch. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, his PhD in geophysics from Cambridge University, and B.Sc. in Geophysics from McGill University.