Anne Filson – University of Kentucky College of Design
Anne Filson

Anne Filson


Anne Filson is an architect and the Sue Fan Gooding and Lyde Gooding Endowed Professor. She teaches the Commonwealth Studio and Research Seminar, as well as courses on entrepreneurship and new models of architectural practice. She is a co-founder of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher.

A co-author of Make: Design for CNC, Filson writes and speaks internationally on design, maker culture, entrepreneurship, and the social and economic potentials of networked, local manufacturing. Filson is a co-PI of the Atomic Cities Research Group, which to date has received over $1M in funding from the US Department of Energy.

Her collaborative research has been featured by design and professional publications, as well as NPR, The Atlantic, The Economist, Newsweek, and PBS News Hour. Her firm’s work has been recognized by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies and has been exhibited at international venues, including France’s Centre National des Arts Plastiques, het Nieuwe Institute in the Netherlands, and The Design Society Museum in Shenzhen, China.

Filson worked as a Project Architect for Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture and as a Design Strategist for IDEO’s Smart Space practice. She’s a LEED Accredited Professional and NCARB Certified, Registered Architect. She earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia University, and Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Smith College.