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Ingrid A Schmidt is a multidisciplinary designer, co-founder of SUBSTUDIO, and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Design. Her research aims to challenge perceptual boundaries through the construction of finely tuned visual and textural elements. Her work relies on full scale material experimentation to test the emotional and social impacts of highly stimulating, sometimes obliviating environments. She brings her practice into the classroom through introductory design exercises, learning through making, and film analysis as a critical reflection of our built environment.
Ingrid holds an M.Arch from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.S.Arch from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. She has seven years of professional experience working for artists, architects, and interior designers including Heather McGill, Anderson Architects, and Michael McInturf Architects. Her work has been exhibited at the Detroit Month of Design, as a part of the Chicago Architecture Biennale, and at Movement electronic music festival.