Hannah Dewhirst is a designer, co-founder of SUBSTUDIO, and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Design. She received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She brings to the table 8+ years of professional experience working for award-winning firms such as Steven Holl Architects, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Gensler.
Dewhirst uses light and water as primary mediums, sensory deprivation, immersion, and mythology to create otherworldly experiences. The process of making is a vital act of discovery, wherein experience and intuition, alongside digital fabrication processes and material experimentation allow for an ongoing feedback loop. Her work has been exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Cranbrook Art Museum, Movement Electronic Music Festival, and Detroit's Month of Design.