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Jennifer Siegal is an international award-winning designer, real estate developer, author, and professor emerita of architecture at USC with hybrid offices in Venice and Ojai, CA. Siegal founded Office of Mobile Design (OMD) in 1998 where she is the CEO and design principal. OMD specializes in modular, autonomous tech and sustainable architecture using industrial processes to create custom designed residential, educational, and commercial buildings.

Siegal earned her BA in Architectural Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1987, her MArch from SCI-Arc in 1994 (awarded Distinguished Alumna in 2008) and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2003. Her work resumé includes SOM/San Francisco, Craig Hodgetts + Ming Fung, Mark Mack, Daniel Scully Architects, and at Arcosanti apprenticing with Paolo Solari.

In 2016 Siegal was the 1st American to win the arcVision Prize, an international award for women in architecture. She was unanimously chosen by an all-female jury for being “a fearless pioneer in the research and development of prefabricated construction systems.” In 2006 she became the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Fellow at Woodbury University, CA. In 2004 she received a MacDowell residency in her hometown, Peterborough, NH. In 2003 she was selected as the ‘Emerging Voice’ by the Architectural League of New York. In 1997 she became the first ‘Architect-in-Residence’ at the Chianti Foundation in Marfa, TX.

Siegal has held graduate and undergraduate level professorships from 1995-2009 at ASU, UNC Charlotte, Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Woodbury University and is Professor Emerita at USC’s School of Architecture (2010-2023). She has lectured at over 100 universities, symposia, design events, conferences and has been interviewed on NPR, BBC, CBS, and design related podcasts.

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