Discipline: Architecture – design, Interdisciplinary Art – new media

Jeffrey Halstead

Discipline: Architecture – design, Interdisciplinary Art – new media
Region: Catskill, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2020, 2021, 2022

Jeff Halstead teaches at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan. Prior to teaching, Jeff practiced as an architect at Gehry Partners LLP in Los Angeles, CA. During his time at Gehry, he worked on two large-scale private residences and international competition projects. Jeff received his M.Arch. from the Southern California Institute of Architecture where he graduated with distinction, received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal and was awarded the annual SCI-Arc Gehry prize for the best graduate thesis project. He has previously worked for Hernan Diaz Alonso’s Xefirotarch and as a teaching assistant at SCI-Arc. Jeff’s work has been internationally featured and published in print and online for AD Architecture Design Magazine, Architect Magazine, B-1 Magazine, Architecture & Culture Korea, and Designboom. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at Woodbury’s Wedge Gallery, A One Night Stand LA, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, and the SCi-Arc Gallery.

During the first Virtual MacDowell in 2020, Jeff work on the conclusion and dissemination of a two-year-long design and research project, titled Projection Series. Projection Series has been exhibited in three (of four total parts). Each exhibition is site-specific and took place in Los Angeles-based galleries during 2017-19.



Jeffrey Halstead worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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