Making Space - Multiscale Design: From bacteria to buildings with Annelie Koller


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
9:00pm to 10:00pm
2017-11-08 21:00:00 2017-11-08 22:00:00 EST Making Space - Multiscale Design: From bacteria to buildings with Annelie Koller Auditorium at the D. H. Hill Library


Event Description

Join Annelie Koller as she shares her journey from architect to working at the Biotech startup, Modern Meadow, that grows biofabricated leather materials in a lab. She will aim to demystify this brave new world of biodesign, sharing her insights on biologically grown materials, new technologies and what it takes for a woman outside of the realms of science, to find herself in the middle of it.

NCSU students, staff, and faculty may also register for the associated free workshop: Intro to Biomaterials for Design Workshop with Annelie Koller.


Through the lens of biology, technology, and human ecology, Annelie Koller seeks to develop a new language of design for a better future. She is currently an experience design lead at the biotech startup, Modern Meadow, the first company to grow sustainable collagen-based materials in a lab. She is a founding member of the New York-based Lady Tech Guild that aims to empower women in the emerging manufacturing industry. She also co-produces the Biofabricate summit that showcases the current world of biologically grown materials for consumer applications.  She holds a part-time lecturing post at the Parsons School of Design and is a past resident of the art and technology foundation, Eyebeam. She graduated with an M.Arch degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, New York.


Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Other Information

The Making Space series is generously sponsored by Pentair


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Photo of Annelie Koller Photo of Annelie Koller