Material Beyond Materials: A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing hosted by the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.
The two-day special event taking place on the SCI-Arc campus combines progressive presentations in the fields of architecture, the arts, engineering and materials research. Conference participants will present and discuss their most innovative ideas, projects and positions concerning materials, technology and the impact on the architecture and construction disciplines and professions.
The conference debuts Friday, March 25 with a keynote lecture by Evan Douglis, Dean of Rensselaer Polytechnic and Principal of Evan Douglis Studio. Day two features dynamic panel discussions and presentations on topics including Integrating Complexity, Synthesizing Behavior, Performing Environments and Manufacturing Construction.
Conference participants include:
Michelle Addington, Professor, Yale School of Architecture
Hernan Diaz Alonso, Graduate Program Chair, SCI-Arc; Principal, Xefirotarch
Evan Douglis, Dean, Rensselaer Polytechnic; Evan Douglis Studio
John Enright, Undergraduate Programs Chair, SCI-Arc; Griffin Enright Architects Andreas Froech, Owner, Machineous, Los Angeles
Marcelyn Gow, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Partner and founding member, servo
Craig Hodgetts, Principal, Hodgetts+Fung Design and Architecture
Kurt Jordan, Structural Engineer specializing in composites, Mill Valley, CA
Bill Kreysler, Founder and President, Kreysler & Associates
Mike Lepech, Stanford University
Greg Lynn, Faculty Member, UCLA and University of Applied Arts Vienna; Principal, Greg Lynn FORM
Urs Meier, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Achim Menges, Professor/Director, Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart University
Eric Owen Moss, Director, SCI-Arc; Principal and Lead Designer, Eric Owen Moss Architects
Bill Pearson, Technical Director, North Sails One Design International Ltd.
Wolfgang Rieder, CEO, Rieder Composites
Marcelo Spina, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Founder and Co-Principal, PATTERNS
Ruben Suare, 3-Form Advanced Technology
Nader Tehrani, Professor and Head of Department, Architectural Design, MIT; Founding Principal, Office dA
Peter Testa, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Principal, Testa/Weiser; Founding Director, MIT Emergent Design Group
Devyn Weiser, Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Principal, Testa/Weiser; Founding Director, MIT Emergent Group
Tom Wiscombe, Design Faculty SCI-Arc; Principal, EMERGENT
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your space to RSVP at sciarc.edu.