Dr. Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer, and educator. He is an Associate Professor at Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, and director of the AR2IL – The Architecture and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at UoM. He conducts research on advanced design methods in architecture, primarily through the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in collaboration with the Computer Science department and Michigan Robotics – of which he is also an affiliated faculty member. Matias del Campo is the co-founder of the architecture practice SPAN. Their award-winning architectural designs are informed by advanced geometry, computational methodologies, and philosophical inquiry.
SPAN gained wide recognition for the design of the Austrian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and more recently for the Robot Garden at the Ford Robotics Building. SPAN’s work was featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2021; ArchiLab 2013, and the Architecture Biennale in Vienna and Buenos Aires in 2019. Matias del Campo was awarded the Accelerate@CERN fellowship, the AIA Studio Prize, and was elected into the boards of directors of ACADIA and IJAC the International Journal of Architectural Computing. Solo shows include “Formations,” at the MAK in Vienna and the exhibition “Sublime Bodies” at the Fab Union Gallery in Shanghai, China. In 2013 SPAN expanded its operations to Shanghai, China, where the practice is currently working on building projects of various scales. He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and his Ph.D. from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.