Juney is an architect and a postdoctoral researcher at the Block Research Group. His main areas of research include: graphic statics, computational geometry, geometric algorithms and sustainable construction. He is interested in developing computational methods based on these topics, in order to discover new design opportunities in architecture and structural engineering. His ultimate goal is to demonstrate the potentials of these methods, and their practical relevance and impact through full, construction-scale projects and applications.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture with a minor in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. After receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014, he continued his interdisciplinary education and research at MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and completed a Master of Engineering (Structural) degree in 2015. His Master of Engineering thesis titled “Grammatical Design with Graphic Statics,” received the Marvin E. Goody award from MIT in December 2014.
Juney has over five years of professional experience from a number of renowned design offices in the United States, including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (San Francisco and Chicago), Grimshaw Architects (New York) and TriPyramid Structures Inc. (Westford, MA). He has collaborated with designers, architects and engineers on a wide range of projects including high-rise towers, private residential homes, a state-of-the-art museum, city masterplans, and design-fabrication of custom, steel architectural hardware.
Juney received one of ETH's Architecture & Technology PhD Fellowships in 2015. On October 10th, 2018, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Computational Design Framework for 3D Graphic Statics.” He was recommended by his doctoral examination committee (Prof. Dr. Philippe Block, Bill Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and Allan McRobie of University of Cambridge) to be nominated for the ETH Zurich Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis.