Faculty portfolios

  • Pictorial Material: Texture Mapping the Sky. Stills from performance in built scenic design with projected animation, 2018.
    Pictorial Material: Texture Mapping the Sky. Stills from performance in built scenic design with projected animation, 2018.
  • Pictorial Material: Texture Mapping the Sky. Oblique documentation, built scenic design with projected animation for Silent Sky.
    Pictorial Material: Texture Mapping the Sky. Oblique documentation, built scenic design with projected animation for Silent Sky.
  • Hopscotch Opera Panorama (Hopscotch Central Hub). Interior view, temporary theater built in collaboration with Emmett Zeifman.
    Hopscotch Opera Panorama (Hopscotch Central Hub). Interior view, temporary theater built in collaboration with Emmett Zeifman.
  • Hopscotch Opera Panorama (Hopscotch Central Hub). Detail view, temporary theater built in collaboration with Emmett Zeifman.
    Hopscotch Opera Panorama (Hopscotch Central Hub). Detail view, temporary theater built in collaboration with Emmett Zeifman.
  • Single File, tableau of paper 3-D prints, design research project, 2016.
    Single File, tableau of paper 3-D prints, design research project, 2016.
  • Single File, tableau of paper 3-D prints, design research project, 2016.
    Single File, tableau of paper 3-D prints, design research project, 2016.

Constance Vale

Assistant Professor

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

MArch, Yale School of Architecture; BFA, Parsons School of Design

 

Constance Vale directs The Factory of Smoke and Mirrors, an experimental research practice that undertakes aesthetic and conceptual investigations in the territory between architecture, art, and theatre. She is an assistant professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and has previously taught at SCI-Arc and the University of California, Los Angeles. Vale’s work has been exhibited at the A+D Museum and published in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, the Los Angeles Times, Archinect, and CLOG. In 2015, Vale collaborated with Emmett Zeifman to complete a temporary pavilion in downtown Los Angeles for the experimental opera Hopscotch. She is coauthoring the forthcoming Graham Foundation-supported book Mute Icons, with Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich.

Vale earned an MArch from Yale School of Architecture, where she received the Moulton Andrus Award for Excellence in Art and Architecture and two Feldman Nominations, and a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has practiced at nationally and internationally recognized offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and her hometown of Pittsburgh.

Image Captions

1. Pictorial Material: Texture Mapping the Sky, stills from performance in built scenic design with projected animation for Silent Sky, Insight Theater, St. Louis, 2018.

2. Pictorial Material: Texture Mapping the Sky, oblique documentation of built scenic design with projected animation for Silent Sky, Insight Theater Company, directed by Maggie Ryan, St. Louis, 2018.

3. Hopscotch Opera Panorama (Hopscotch Central Hub), interior view of temporary theater built in collaboration with Emmett Zeifman for The Industry’s production of Hopscotch, directed by Yuval Sharon, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.

4. Hopscotch Opera Panorama (Hopscotch Central Hub), detail view of temporary theater built in collaboration with Emmett Zeifman for The Industry’s production of Hopscotch, directed by Yuval Sharon, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.

5. Single File, tableau of paper 3-D prints, design research project, 2016.

6. Single File, tableau of paper 3-D prints, design research project, 2016.

7. Single File, drawing at 100000:1 scale, design research project, 2016.

8. Thick Screen: Nigerian Medical Center, model of schematic design, Trans-Nkkisi, Nigeria, 2018.

9. Thick Screen: Nigerian Medical Center, plan of schematic design, Trans-Nkkisi, Nigeria, 2018.

10. City of Autonomous Architecture, winning competition entry, in The Institute of Patent Infringement’s call for patent violations. Included in exhibitions at the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and the V&A Museum’s London Design Festival, 2018.

11. City of Autonomous Architecture, winning competition entry, in The Institute of Patent Infringement’s call for patent violations. Included in exhibitions at the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and the V&A Museum’s London Design Festival, 2018.

12. City Still Life, model of set design concept for Real Life Hip Hopera, JPEK Theater Company, directed by Joel P. E. King, St. Louis, 2018.