02/07/2017 Wurster Hall rm 104, 1:30pm
Andrew Wit (Temple University)
Andrew is a Co-Founder of the interdisciplinary research group WITO* “Laboratory for Intelligent Environments” as well as the Assistant Professor of Digital Practice within Temple University’s Division of Architecture and Environmental Design where he lead research, courses, and workshops focused around novel building systems generated through the integration of light-weight composites, digital tools/fabrication + robotics. Additionally, he is the co-author of a forthcoming book with Dr. Mahesh Daas which will examine the current and future influence of robot tools and processes on the disciplines of architecture and design through the lens of 20 of the world’s most innovative minds.
Over the past decade his collaborative research, teaching, and projects have pushed against architectural preconceptions through the utilization and redefinition of novel materials, computation and digital tools. Their outcome and influence can be viewed in completed projects such as: The award winning “UTenSAils” project (2007 AIA Best of Practice Award), Advanced Fabrics Exhibition Structure (2007 IFAI Outstanding Achievement Award), “floatSCAPE” (@MIT), the Underwood Pavilion (created though a novel system for parametric tensegrity), and most recently the “rolyPOLY” + “cloudMAGNET” CFRP prototypes, spin-offs from the “One Day House” Initiative.
For more information, please visit Andrew’s website: wit-o.us
This presentation is open to the public. So feel free to stop by even if you are not in the class or forward this email to friends that might be interested.