Adam Pyrek

Lecturer

Adam Pyrek received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a MA degree from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in Environment and Energy Studies.  He is a registered Architect in Texas.

Much of his professional work has encompassed challenging public and academic projects with locally and internationally recognized architects including Arthur Andersson, Alejandro Aravena, and Santiago Calatrava. The opportunity to work closely with these architects has exposed him to a demanding process needed to bring unique buildings and structures into reality.  His work on these projects gives him the ability to address the requirements of today’s ever more challenging projects in regards to performance, form, and public scrutiny.

These projects include four international airport terminal buildings in Europe and the USA; the City of Art and Science in Valencia, Spain; and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, Washington; and several academic buildings for universities in the USA.

In recent years Adam has focused on design and consulting for residential projects, with an emphasis on energy and water efficiency, alternative use of materials, and occupant comfort. These projects also led to exploring volumetric modular and panelized construction, manufacturing processes, and tools to implement advanced design and system integration.

EDUCATION

  • M.A. in Environment and Energy Studies, Architectural Association London, 2005
  • Bachelor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991

 

PUBLICATIONS + PROJECTS

Adam Pyrek has participated in projects that have received numerous awards from organizations such as the Texas Society of Architects (2000, 2001, 2012, 2017), and local AIA Chapters (2001, 2003, 2003, 2013).

These projects have also been published in journals that include: Architectural Record (June 2000, June 2003), Architecture (May 2002, August 2002), Detail (Oct. 2009), and Texas Architect Magazine (Nov. 1998, Nov. 1999, Sept. 2000, Sept. 2001, Jan. 2004, July 2009, Sept. 2012, May/June 2017).

He has been a team member involved in design competitions including Reichstag, New German Parliament renovation in Berlin that tied for first place, and the winning entry for the Lisbon Oriente Station for the 1998 World Expo in Portugal.

PHOTO CREDITS:

1. Sondica Airport, Bilbao (with Calatrava Architects & Engineers) - Photo: W. Gurak

2. Planetarium/IMAX Theater (Hemispheric Theater), Valencia, Spain (with Calatrava Architects & Engineers) - Photo: Santiago Calatrava archives

3. Chihuly Bridge of Glass (with Andersson/Wise) - Photo: Tim Hursley

4. St. Edward's Residence Hall Austin, TX (with Cotera+Reed & Alejandro Aravena) - Photo: C. Paloma

5. I-35 Makeover, Austin, Texas (with Cotera+Reed) - Photo: Adam Pyrek

6. Art in Public Places Sculpture at Auditorium Shores, Austin, Texas (with Andrew Green) - Photo: Andrew Green

7. King Mountain Residence (with Escobedo Group) - Photo: dariopanelized.com

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photo of Adam Pyrek
Contact

Office:  WMB 4.116A

AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Hybrid Environmental Control Methods
  • Manufacturing Tools in Building Industry
COURSES TAUGHT

Environmental Control I: Light/Sound/Electricity
Environmental Control II: Heat/Air/Water
Advanced, Integrative, and Vertical Studios
Solar Decathlon 2015

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