Discipline: Architecture – text

Ross Adams

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Ames, IA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017

Ross Exo Adams is an architect and urban theorist. In 2017, Adams received the College Faculty Research Award from Iowa State University. At MacDowell, he began work on a book about the spatial and political histories of the human body. Excerpts of this project will be published in e-flux as well as a forthcoming edited volume on architecture, nature, and data. His first book, Circulation and Urbanization, is currently in print.



Ross Adams worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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