Terry Dwan

Terry Dwan, an accomplished architect and designer, has made significant contributions to the field of architecture and design. Born in Santa Monica, California, she has a rich educational background with training in Structural Engineering and Architecture from Rice University, Fine Arts at SACI in Florence, and a Masters Degree in Architecture from Yale University in 1984. After her studies, Dwan won a Fulbright Scholarship to study Italian Cemeteries and War Monuments in Rome.

Her career took a notable turn in 1986 when she became a partner at Studio Citterio Dwan, and in 1991, she opened her own office in Milan. Dwan is licensed as an architect in both the United States and Italy, showcasing her extensive expertise and recognition in her field. She began her journey as a product designer in 1996, working with notable companies such as Sawaya, Moroni, Electrolux, and San Lorenzo.

Since 2004, Dwan has served as the Art Director for Riva 1920, an environmentally focused firm, emphasizing her commitment to sustainability in design. Her works can be found in the permanent collection of the Design Museum at the Triennale in Milan, reflecting her significant impact and recognition in the design world. Dwan has also dedicated time to teaching architecture between 1997 and 2004 and has lectured extensively, sharing her knowledge and passion for design.

Terry Dwan's design work focuses on materials such as solid wood, cedarwood, engineered wood, wood veneer, leather, metal, iron, natural stone, marble, fabric, synthetic material, and resin. Her solutions and compositions are known for their originality and functionality, marking her as a distinguished figure in the architecture and design industry.

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