Clare Lyster is an architect, founding principal of CLUAA, and an associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her creative practice focuses on the design of the urban environment from the perspective of infrastructure, emerging technologies, and landscape. She is the author of Learning from Logistics: How Networks Change Cities, and, with Daniel Ibañez, Charles Waldheim ,and Mason White, co-editor of Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan. Her essays have appeared in venues from Cabinet, Volume, and Places; her design research has been exhibited internationally at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale; Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism; the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and Milan Architecture Week. She is co-curator, with ANNEX, of the Irish pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2020, and a recipient of SOM Foundation Research Prize for 2020-2022.