Program Director for Interior Design
Igor Siddiqui is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design. He is a registered architect and principal of ISSSStudio, a design practice founded in Brooklyn in 2006.
Siddiqui’s creative scholarship, research, and practice are focused on the relationship between design innovation and public engagement. Through a range of public formats – from permanents structures and installations to exhibitions and participatory programs – his work seeks to bring experimental design to diverse audiences. This kind of work frequently reveals to the public certain aspects of the constructed environment that are ordinarily hidden, easily overlooked, or otherwise inaccessible. This includes the interior nature of spaces that we inhabit, the materiality of our surroundings, or the underlying technologies that shape our world. His work has been exhibited at a range of venues including at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale, the Contemporary Austin, SITE Santa Fe, SxSW Eco, Fusebox Festival, Metro Show Art Fair, the Ogden Museum of Art, and Flux Factory, and has appeared in various professional and popular publications such as Dwell, Interior Design, the Architect’s Newspaper, Artforum, Texas Architect, and Smart Magazine. Over the past decade, his scholarly writing has focused on means, methods, and motives that define contemporary design. His current book project is titled Oblique Space: From Direct Form to Indirect Action.
Siddiqui teaches a variety of design studios, visual communication and theory courses at a range of levels across the curriculum. This includes graduate vertical studios, the School’s renowned Architecture in Europe program, as well as courses in representation and fabrication. Siddiqui regularly gives guest lectures, workshops, and presentations about his work as a designer, educator, and scholar. He was recently a visiting artist at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to his appointment at UT Austin, Siddiqui taught at the University of Pennsylvania, California College of the Arts, and Parsons the New School for Design. Preceding his independent work are several years of professional practice with 100: Architect and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York City.
- Master of Architecture, Yale University, 2003
- Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 1998
- Parametric design
- Digital fabrication
- Surface ornamentation
- Public art