19th Voice

19th Voice

Kimberli Meyer is an architect known for reflecting on the intersection of theory and practice. Through her leadership of the MAK Center in Los Angeles, she has created a ‘think tank’ charged with educating the ideals expressed in Schindler's practice — the transformative power of ideas. She is an academic radical propagating, as Schindler and Neutra did, that a house is a machine that coalesces ideas about how one lives one's life, while conscious of the greater context of community.

Since 2002, Meyer has been Director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a contemporary, experimental, multidisciplinary center that operates from architect Rudolph M. Schindler’s own ‘House and Studio’ (1922) in West Hollywood.

Before moving to Southern California Meyer earned her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she practiced architecture for six years.  She received her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in 1995.