Tyler Swingle

2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow

Tyler Swingle holds the Emerging Scholar position at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Montana State University in 2012 and his Master of Architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture + Planning in 2018. During this time, Tyler won several prizes, including the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 2018 and the Sydney B. Karofsky '37 Prize in 2016. Tyler has worked at Barkow-Leibinger Architects and Matter Design, and has a wide range of project experience including awards, winning competitions, material research prototypes, and built works. Simultaneously, Tyler lectured at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University and held the Visiting Scholar position at Montana State University School of Architecture.

Tyler's background in research-driven design compliments a balance between design practice and research lab. He is interested in the various tools that architects use, and his work focuses on the productive misuse of these architectural tools as teaching strategies, research methods, and design innovation.


  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Montana State University, 2012
  • Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture + Planning, 2018
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  • Architectural Tools
  • Misuse

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