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Cory Olsen

Assistant Professor
Office: 476A Lawrence Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Furniture Design, CNC processes, woodworking

BSID, University of Texas at Austin, 2008

MID, University of Texas at Austin, 2017


With experience as a cabinetmaker and carpenter, Cory's research merges traditional woodworking technique with digital fabrication and CNC manufacturing processes.  He has a particular interest in furniture design as it serves as a condensed mode of design that encompasses scale, detailing, and the human body.  Cory seeks out opportunities for jig making and mass customization in his pieces, employing parametric software when appropriate.

Cory previously taught at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as a visiting lecturer and visiting assistant professor.  He has taught coursework in lighting design and design history, in addition to numerous studio sequences.  The work his students produced in his Advanced Furniture Design studio was accepted and shown at the ICFF schools exhibition in NYC in 2019.