Gerard Reinmuth is a Director of TERROIR, the practice he founded with Richard Blythe and Scott Balmforth in 1999. The practice emerged from conversations between the Directors around the potential for architecture to open up questions of cultural consequence. Research and practice on these questions led to his appointment as Professor in Practice at the University of Technology (UTS) Sydney in 2011.
TERROIR’s work encompasses projects, research and regular contributions to the profession through exhibitions, teaching and writing. The practice held the Creative Directorship of the 2009 National Architecture Conference and Gerard was juror for the 2007 National Architecture Awards. TERROIR have been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications including AV Monographs “20 international emerging architects”, the Phaidon 10x10/3 volume and the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture. A monograph on the practice, titled TERROIR: Cosmopolitan Ground was published in 2007.
Gerard’s current role is split between his Directorship of TERROIR’s Copenhagen office and his Professorial roles. This crossover of practice and research is centred on questions around the agency of the architect in making our cities and the future of the profession in a globalised interconnected world marked by ever increasing flows of capital and expertise.