University of Oregon
Cory Olsen is an assistant professor of interior architecture at the University of Oregon where he teaches coursework in advanced architectural media, construction, and furniture design/build studios. His research explores the integration of CAD/CAM technologies with traditional craft and making in furniture. Themes in his work include the merging of multiple digital fabrication processes, designing for serial difference, and the creation of digitally fabricated jigs and scaffoldings. Current projects include a series of furniture prototypes created from mass timber offcuts, collaborating with artificial intelligence through a furniture design/build workflow, and a bespoke collection of wooden trays that merge found stones using photogrammetry and CNC routing. His work has been exhibited in New York City at ICFF and WantedDesign, and he has an upcoming feature at the Vancouver, BC Interior Design Show as an exhibitor in their curated North Site programming. For the Venice architecture biennale, Cory led a design team on the development of one room of display apparatus for the University of Oregon Transpecies Design exhibition at Palazzo Bembo for the ECC and fabricated a custom public bench that will be installed in the Giardini della Marinaressa.