S Surface

Seattle, WA

S. Surface is a Seattle-based curator of architecture, design and art, currently King Street Station Program Lead with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

Surface earned the M.Arch from Yale School of Architecture and the BFA in Integrated Design (graphic design, photography, entrepreneurship) at Parsons School of Design. From 2016-2018 Surface was co-curator of The Alice, an artist-run exhibition space and writers’ residency, and Out Of Sight 2017, a regional survey of Pacific Northwest Artists. As Program Director at Design in Public, Surface organized the annual city-wide Seattle Design Festival and curated at the Center for Architecture & Design.

Surface has been a visiting critic at the University of Washington College of Built Environments, an architect with super-interesting; research coordinator and editor with C-LAB + Volume Architectural Journal + Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and a teaching fellow in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at Yale University. Surface served on the Seattle Arts Commission and on the board of Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility.

In 2014 Surface was an Artist in Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, in 2016, a Next City Vanguard, and in 2017, was featured on the cover for City Arts Magazine’s Future List.

Surface’s writing, exhibitions, public programs, photography, and design have been published inThe Architect’s Newspaper, Paprika, The Stranger, Hyperallergic, Vice, Architect, Next City, Capricious, PDN, and more.​ ​​ ​