Tyler Swingle joined Matter Design in 2018 as a design researcher. He received his Masters of Architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture + Planning in 2018 and his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Montana State University's School of Architecture in 2012. During this time, Tyler won several prizes, including the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 2018 and the Sydney B. Karofsky '37 Prize in 2016, and served as both teaching assistant and research assistant from 2016-2018. Between degrees, Tyler worked at Barkow-Leibinger Architects in Berlin with a wide range of projects including winning competitions, material research prototypes and built works. At Matter Design, Tyler's background in research driven design compliments the balance between design practice and research lab. He is focused on the labs objective of translating abandoned knowledge using computation and design to produce methods of contemporary digital craft.