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Montana Mae

 

"The unbuilt is the fantasy that underlies everything." -- Rem Koolhaas

Montana Mae Feiger. 25. Born in London. Raised in San Francisco. 

Every material has a certain set of adjectives attached to it that may derive from scientific facts, physical properties or human senses and assumptions. What truly excites me about the type of design that I have been exploring (and hope to explore in the future) is the potential to alter, combine and enhance these material adjectives in order to create new solutions and possibilities, particularly from an environmental perspective. Due to my architecture and engineering background, my masters thesis focused on materiality of the built environment and its potential to become more sustainable and responsive. I would now classify myself as an interactive architectural designer, someone who is looking to experiment within the world of 'living' architecture. I believe architecture has the potential to enhance human behaviour and society in a multitude of ways. Importantly, humour has recently played a large role in my projects; when it comes to introducing a new or controversial subject and engaging an audience, humour is an incredibly useful tool allowing people a level of comfort before the more serious point is revealed. Therefore my official title is a 'spirited interactive architectural designer'. 

 

EDUCATION

MA MATERIAL FUTURES
Central Saint Martins
London, United Kingdom
09.2015-06.2017

BA ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island USA
08.2010-05.2014

Exchange BA ARCHITECTURE
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island USA
08.2012-05.2014

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2017
Humix
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
10.2017

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS DEGREE SHOW
Humix
London, United Kingdom
06.2017

MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Humix
Milan, Italy
04.2017

SOMERSET BIENALLE
Plastic Effects (Brodie Neill)
London, United Kingdom
09.2016

YIHAUS
Evolving Beauty (alive fashion)
Shanghai, China
2016

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Collection One + Two (Made in Ratio)
London, United Kingdom
09.2014

EUROPEAN SOLAR DECATHLON
Techstyle Haus
Versailles, France
06.2014-07.2014

 

WORK

REPUBLIC OF FRITZ HANSEN
London Design Festival Design Assistant
London, United Kingdom
09.2017

MADE IN RATIO
Furniture Design
London, United Kingdom
09.2014-05.2015, 06.2016-01,2017

DESIGN MUSEUM
Assistant Curation (Designs of the Year Exhibit)
London, United Kingdom
06.2016-10.2016

INTERNSHIPS

PEARLFISHER
3D Packaging Design
London, United Kingdom
08.2014-09.2014

BROWN UNIVERSITY UTRA RECIPIENT
Solar Decathlon Design + Development
Providence, Rhode Island USA
05.2013-08.2013

HUNTSMAN ARCHITECTURAL GROUP
Architectural Design
San Francisco, California USA
06.2011-08.2011, 06.2012-08.2012

PRISTINE SUN SOLAR
Solar Power Design + Drafting
San Francisco, California USA
06.2012-08.2012

LANGUAGE

English (native tongue)
German (bilingual proficiency)

PROGRAMS

AutoCAD
Vectorworks
Rhino
Solidworks
Adobe Suites