Tyler Stevermer is an architectural designer, editor, researcher, and educator based in San Francisco. He earned his Master of Architecture at MIT and his Bachelor of Science in Design at the University of Minnesota.
Tyler’s work can be characterized as a constant questioning of preconceived beliefs about the built world. By exploring projects in different typologies, geographies, and disciplines, he seeks a holistic understanding of how the designed environment can do better for the people it serves.
Stevermer’s research and design interests include investigating new and historic methodologies for an occupant-based design processes, material-driven forms and spatialities, and design formulated through historic and contemporary theory.
Coproducing work with groups as diverse as Italian oil companies, Kenyan tribes, Silicon Valley tech-giants, and marginalized communities in Mexico City — he carefully balances questioning a region’s status quo with cultural sensitivity and curiosity in order to successfully develop new and innovative models for contextual future development. Tyler’s occupant-based design approach can be further explored in his peer-reviewed journal volume, Thresholds 42: Human, published by the MIT SA+P Press.