Blaine Brownell is an architect and former Fulbright scholar to Japan with a focus on emergent materials and applications. He is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and principal of the design and research practice Transstudio.
Brownell authored the three-volume Transmaterial series as well as Matter in the Floating World, Material Strategies, and Hypernatural (co-authored with Marc Swackhamer) with Princeton Architectural Press. He also writes the Mind & Matter column for Architect magazine.
Considered a leading scholar on advanced materials for architecture and design, Brownell has been published in over 70 architecture, design, science, and news journals including The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, New Scientist, and Discover, and he has lectured widely in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Blaine’s latest book is Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Future.
[This bio refers to Blaine E. Brownell. Information on his father, Blaine A. Brownell, may be found here.]