SYSTEMarchitects LIc


124 West 30th Street - Studio 319
New York, New York 10001
+1 212 625-0005
+1 800 796-4152


Jeremy Edmiston, the principal at SYSTEMarchitects, has been practicing, teaching and researching architecture in New York City for 17 years. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he moved to the U.S. when he won the Fulbright, Harkness and Byera Hadley scholarships all in the same year. His practice is based in re-evaluating the relationship between the built and natural environments in all their permutations. He has won the Architectural League of New York's Young Architect Award with Douglas Gauthier, a Lindbergh Fellowship, and a Department of Energy's Center of Excellence Fellowship for his study into improving the environmental efficiency of high rise buildings. Prior to co-founding SYSTEM, Jeremy pursued his interest in design that acknowledges a green agenda in the offices of Harry Seidler, Bernard Tschumi and Emilio Ambasz. He holds New York State License no. 025793.

Edmiston's newest project is BURST*, a kit home which establishes a whole new paradigm for environmental residential building. In the summer of 2008, it is being exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art as part of its Home Delivery show, the first full scale architectural exhibition MoMA has mounted in 50

years. Designed in collaboration with Gauthier, a BURST* prototype was built on Australia's East coast in 2005 winning the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2006 Wilkinson Award, the most prestigious national award given to residential architecture and an Australian Timber Design Award. BURST* was also featured on the cover of Metropolis magazine (PDF) and in Time magazine's Innovators series (PDF).

In 2006 SYSTEMarchitects was a finalist in The Ferrous Park Housing Competition, The Syracuse Connective Corridor Urban Design Competition, and the City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge sponsored by the History Channel.

Edmiston holds a Master in Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney-graduating first in his class with three medals for design and academic work. Currently, he teaches thesis students at City University of New York's architecture department. He has also taught at Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Parsons and Columbia University and has lectured at Yale, Columbia and Princeton, as well as the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. He has contributed essays to Sites and Stations: Provisional Utopias, Techno-Fiction: Zur Kritik der Technologischen Utopien, and Yale Constructs.