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Kathy Velikov Elected 2017 President of ACADIA

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kathy Velikov Elected 2017 President of ACADIA

Associate Professor Kathy Velikov is the winner of the 2017 Election for the President of ACADIA, the association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. Previously she has been elected to serve as a Board Member in 2016.

ACADIA is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals who facilitate critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education. ACADIA hosts an annual conference, this year’s will take place at MIT. In 2016, Velikov, was the Technical Co-Chair when Taubman College hosted the 2016 ACADIA Conference.

Velikov is an architect and founding partner of the research-based practice RVTR, which serves as a platform for exploration and experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments, and emerging social organizations. The work ranges from regional territories and urbanities to full-scale installation-based prototypes that explore responsive and kinetic envelopes that mediate energy, atmosphere, and interaction. Velikov is a recipient of the Architectural League’s Young Architects Award and the Canadian Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. She is co-author of Infra Eco Logi Urbanism (2015). Her practice has won numerous awards and their work has been exhibited widely; recently “Infundibuliforms” received an Architect Magazine 2016 R+D Awards honorable mention and EXTRACTION received a 2017 CSLA Award of Excellence. Her work and writing has been published in JAE, IJAC, Leonardo, New Geographies, eVolo, Volume, [bracket] Goes Soft, and MONU, as well as in Trubiano’s High Performance Homes, Ng and Patel’s Performative Materials in Architecture, Gerber and Ibanez’s Paradigms in Computing, Brownell and Swackhamer’s Hypernatural, and Infrastructure Space by Ruby Press.

For more information about the 2017 ACADIA Election Results which also include the election of Taubman College M.Arch Alumna Lauren Vasey to the 2017 ACADIA Board and IJAC editorial board: http://acadia.org/features/R6J6JC