Our primary goal is solving client needs within their framework including schedule, budget, function and aesthetics. We offer clients innovative, yet practical and realizable options and solutions. We are interested in implementing proposals for integrating building technology that can concurrently achieve commercial practicality and provide our clients with a better quality of life. The partnership of Fox Lin combines the “sustainable” expertise of Juintow Lin with the “technological” expertise of Michael Fox to formulate a truly optimistic outlook on the integration of technology and architecture. We strive to make the point that technological development from within the fields of design and architecture can be focused to transcend ecological equilibrium; to have positive embodied energy assessments, material reductions and even change living pattern trends. Our design is a balance of all of these ambitions providing a solution that will satisfy the needs of the client with a contextual, artistic and functional integrity.

About the Principals

Michael FoxMichael Fox is a founding partner of FoxLin. He is also the Author of the book Interactive Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press and the upcoming book entitled: Adaptive: Bio-Robotic Architecture. In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT as a sponsored research group to investigate interactive architecture. His practice, teaching and research are centered on interactive architecture. He is the President-Elect of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) and  has lectured internationally on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture. Michael has won numerous awards in architectural ideas competitions and his masters’ thesis at MIT received the outstanding thesis award for his work on computation and design processes. Fox’s work has been featured in numerous international periodicals and books, and has been exhibited worldwide most recently at the 2013 Venice Biennale. His work has been funded by NASA, the Annenberg Foundation, the Graham Foundation and others. Fox is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and has taught on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture at MIT, The Hong Polytechnic University, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_ARC) in Los Angeles as well as numerous international workshops.

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Juintow Lin is a Registered Architect and an Associate Professor at Cal Poly Pomona and a founding partner of FoxLin. At Cal Poly Pomona, she teaches design and sustainability courses, and helps to organize the biennial Building Enclosures Sustainability Symposium (BESS) conference, designed to bring together professionals from academia, architecture, engineering and construction, as well as students, to discuss state-of-the-art sustainable building enclosure design. She created and maintains toolsforsustainability.com, an online community for students and young practitioners to learn about and discuss design tools specifically as they relate to issue of sustainability. She has worked in the offices of Marmol Radziner and Associates in Los Angeles, Foster and Partners in London, and Pei Cobb Freed and Partners in New York. Lin received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. She was a pioneering member of the Kinetic Design Group at MIT investigating the design and application of behavioral kinetic systems in architecture. She also served as a Research Fellow at MIT working on Sustainable Urban Housing in China and co-edited and co-authored a book of the same title in 2006.

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