Tyler Swingle

Tyler Swingle is a design lead at Matter Design since 2018 and holds an lecture position at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University. He received his Masters of Architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture + Planning in 2018 and his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Montana State University's School of Architecture in 2012. During this time, Tyler won several prizes, including the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 2018 and the Sydney B. Karofsky '37 Prize in 2016, and served as both teaching assistant and research assistant from 2016-2018. Between degrees, Tyler worked at Barkow-Leibinger Architects in Berlin on a wide range of projects including winning competitions, material research prototypes and built works. At Matter Design, Tyler's background in research driven design compliments the balance between design practice and research lab. He is focused on the labs objective of translating abandoned knowledge using computation and design to produce methods of contemporary digital craft.


Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Building Materials, Building Ventilation, CAD/CAM, Climate Change, Community Development, Community Planning and Economic Development, Computation, Digital Fabrication, Education, Feminism


2008 - 2012
Bachelors of Environmental Design, Montana State University
2014 - 2018
Masters of Architecture, MIT

Academic Experience

2016 - 2018
2015 - 2017
2019 - Present
Lecturer, McGill

Professional Experience

2012 - 2014
Designer, BarkowLeibinger
2018 - Present
Research Lead, Project Lead, Matter Design


2016 -
Sydney B. Karofsky 1937 Prize, MIT
2017 -
Merit Scholarship, MIT
2018 -
AIA Henry Adams Medal, MIT