Architecture Faculty and Graduates Present at ACADIA 2011 "Integration Through Computation" Conference

Architecture Faculty and Graduates Present at ACADIA 2011 “Integration Through Computation” Conference

University of Michigan Taubman College faculty and graduates will present papers at the ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference, “Integration Through Computation” in Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 13-16 2011.

The ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference will explore integrative trajectories and areas of overlap that have emerged through computation between design, its allied disciplines of engineering and construction, and other fields, such as computer science, material science, mathematics and biology. The conference will highlight experimental projects in which methods, processes, and techniques are discovered, appropriated, adapted, and altered from elsewhere, and digitally pursued. The aim of the conference is to project a fundamentally different attitude towards collaboration, one that needs not be limited to the professions and disciplines comprising the building industry.

University of Michigan architecture faculty and graduate presentations include:

  • Kathy Velikov and Geoffrey Thün, with Colin Ripley and Mary O’Malley: “Toward Responsive Atmospheres”
  • Maceij Kaczynski, Dave Pigram and Wes McGee: “Robotically Fabricated Thin-Shell Vaulting”
  • Dave Pigram and Wes McGee: “Formation Embedded Design”
  • Adam Fure: “Digital Metallurgy”
  • F. Parke Macdowell and Diana Tomova (MArch 2011): “Robotic Rod-Bending”
  • Ryan Shaban (MS_DT 2012), with Buell, Corte and Beorkrem: “Zero-Waste, Flat Pack Truss Work”

Joseph Rosa, director of the UM Museum of Art will be giving a keynote presentation, “Breeding Architecture with Design” on Sunday, October 16, 2011.

Papers presented by Velikov and Thün and Kaczynski, Pigram and McGee report on work funded by the Taubman College Research Through Making Program, and the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

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