Professor Woodard is a practicing architect with his firm Kramer E Woodard Architect. He is also the founder and principal designer of S³ (Slider Structure Systems), the prefabrication research arm of his practice. Growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, he began his career working as a designer and draftsman for various architects in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Notable was his tutelage under John McHugh, who had apprenticed under John Gaw Meem.
Obtaining a BA in architecture in 1984, from the University of New Mexico, he began work for Antoine Predock on several major projects. Woodard subsequently attended Washington University in St. Louis, going on to complete his master’s at Columbia University in 1988. That year, he began teaching at the University of New Mexico, and in 1989 he launched Kramer E. Woodard Architect.
In 2001 he collaborated with Steven Holl Architects on the Turbulence House, in Abiquiu, New Mexico. In 2008 he founded S³, a research entity that uses various components of his patented invention, to create housing, schools and medical clinics, based on principles of sustainability. He has lectured throughout the U.S. and has held teaching positions at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Rice University, (Cullinan Chair, 2000), University of Texas at Austin, (McDermott Chair, 2000), and The Pratt Institute. His work has won many awards and has been widely published in both books and magazines throughout the world.