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Heather Woofter


Chair, Graduate Architecture

Campus Box 1079

MArch, Harvard University; BArch, Virginia Tech


Heather Woofter was a project architect for Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Marks Barfield in London, United Kingdom; and Robert Luchetti Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Missouri, and passed RIBA Parts I and II in the UK. Woofter has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Career Discovery program, Boston Architectural College, and Roger Williams University. She was an assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a visiting professor at both Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. Currently, she is a tenured professor of architecture and chair of the graduate architecture program at Washington University in St. Louis, with more than 15 years of teaching experience.

Since 2003, Woofter has been a founding director and owner of Axi:Ome llc of St. Louis with Sung Ho Kim. Their practice has received national and international design awards for architecture (built work and competitions), master planning, and industrial design. Axi:Ome has been profiled in several monographs, most recently Axi:Ome (C3 Architectural Press, 2016) and Three Stages of Architectural Education (Damdi Architectural Press, 2016). Woofter curated the exhibition Metabolic City—which featured works by the Japanese Metabolists, the architecture collaborative Archigram from Britain, and Dutch artist Constant—at the Kemper Art Museum in 2009-2010.

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Woofter's research is in a design practice that engages multiple scales of work, experimenting with spatial constructions.