Karen Lemmert and David Naill established the architecture studio, MANIFOLD design, in 2001.  They have produced works on projects ranging from the establishment of a 200 acre reforestation plan, the completion of a ‘Manifold’ small business incubator for EHCDC in Baltimore City to exhibiting at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2016 & 2014 as part of the Time, Space Existence adopted exhibtion.  MANIFOLD also participated in an exhibition for the Venice Art Biennale 2015 and in the Milan Fuorisalone 2015. They have had multiple installations at Baltimore's Artscape. The partnership is committed to fostering new growth within cities and embracing the challenge of incorporating their investigations into existing works and landscapes.  In turn, they have a passion for sustaining agrarian culture.  Their work oscillates between rural and urban projects and also between space and object making. Both surviving a near-death car accident in 2013, they are truly invested in revitalization and focussed on making positive contributions.

Karen Lemmert earned a Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Art Academy.  Under Peter Lynch, artist-in residence, she participated in the Sao Paulo Architectural Biennial. Prior work includes the Visionary Art Museum Artist Think Tank and Whole House Environs, the H.H. Richardson Warder-Totten House Restoration, the Baltimore Friend’s School Alumni Hall and MTV’s Detroit offices. She has exhibited works at galleries including the Rimonim Gallery, Miami, Museum of New Art, Detroit, Maryland Art Place and School 33 in Baltimore.

David Naill earned a Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  He also earned a Masters degree from Columbia University under Bernard Tschumi and was awarded the Lowenfish Prize for Excellence. His past projects include the development of all the digital models for Charles Brickbauer's award winning Brown Center at Maryland Institute College of Art, masterplanning for the Carroll County historic society, masterplanning for the Michigan State fairground and documentation of historic structures for the Historic American Building survey. He also worked on contruction renovations for the Civiletti, Herget & Bunting Residences and restored a working Frick sawmill and several farm out buildings the family farm.

Both Karen Lemmert and David Naill are licensed architects in the State of Maryland. They have taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and have been a guest critics at Parsons & RISD.  MANIFOLD design has been included in publications including the [bracket] journal, ‘On farming’ and in the Tenancias Portada, ‘Tiempo, espacio, existencia.’

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