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Joanna Grant


Joanna Grant received her M.Arch from Princeton University. Before joining Bureau Spectacular, Grant worked for architecture offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen for a diverse range of internationally renowned firms, including the L.A. based firm, Johnston Marklee & Associates. She has previously worked with Beatriz Colomina as a research assistant. In 2013, Grant became a member of Bureau Spectacular, working on the winning proposal “Township of Domestic Parts” exhibited at the Taiwan Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale. In 2016, she rejoined Bureau Spectacular in collaboration with Jimenez Lai to lead the design of Bureau Spectacular’s 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program proposal, “Pool Party.” She has since led many notable projects, including works for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Arroyo Seco Music Festival, and other ongoing projects. Her product “Snuggle” has been sold by the MOCA store.


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Getting Cute

Text and project by Joanna Grant