EA405: Garrett Finney – From NASA Architect to TAXA Outdoors

From NASA Architect to TAXA Outdoors

Garrett Finney is trained as an architect who lives and works in Houston, Texas. He has a Bachelor s Degree and a Master s Degree in Architecture from Yale University. He was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture in 1994.

He is the founder and CEO of TAXA Inc. which designs and manufactures innovative, forward looking mobile habitats.

Before that his practice included furniture design, residential and playground design and research into recreational vehicles, their uses and impacts. His experience includes consulting at NASA-JSC on Lunar Habitats, time as the Senior Architect at the Habitability Design Center, NASA-JSC where he worked on designs for the Habitation Module of the International Space Station, as an architect, professor, blacksmith, industrial designer and home builder. His work has been exhibited in New York, Milan and Rome. He edited issue number 29 of Perspecta, Yale s Journal of Architecture. He has taught design at the University of Minnesota, the University of Kentucky as the John Russell Groves-Kentucky Housing Corporation Visiting Professor in Affordable Housing Research, the Rhode Island School of Design and Temple University. He has delivered lectures at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, University of Kentucky in Lexington, Columbia University in New York City, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and many others.

This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, From NASA Architect to TAXA Outdoors with Garrett Finney.

Learn more about Garrett online at TAXA Outdoors, and connect with him on Instagram and LinkedIn.


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