Director, Materials Lab

Jen Wong is an architectural researcher, educator, and writer. Since 2013, she has served as Director of the Materials Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, where she conducts and supports material investigation in design, oversees multi-disciplinary programming and education efforts, and curates an extensive collection of architectural materials and assemblies. Wong’s research interests concern the role and impact of materials on built and natural environments from a systems standpoint, with a focus on low-impact, high-performance materials. Wong holds degrees in architecture from the University of Cincinnati and The University of Texas at Austin.


  • University of Cincinnati, B.S.Arch
  • The University of Texas at Austin, M.Arch
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