The American Idea on Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Approach with MIT’s Skylar Tibbits, October 9, 12:30 PM

Portrait of Skylar Tibbits

Architect, designer and computer programmer Skylar Tibbits

The American Idea on Architecture:

An Interdisciplinary Approach with MIT’s Skylar Tibbits

October 9, 12:30 PM

Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk

Skylar Tibbits is an American architect, innovator, designer and computer scientist. He is a lecturer in MIT’s Department of Architecture and the founder of SJET LLC, a research-based practice crossing the disciplines of design, fabrication, computer science, and robotics.

This program is cosponsored by the Tyler School of Art, Department of Architecture.

More about our speaker:

SKYLAR TIBBITS is a trained Architect, Designer and Computer Scientist whose research currently focuses on developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale structures in our physical environment. Skylar graduated from Philadelphia University with a 5 yr. Bachelor of Architecture degree and minor in experimental computation. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design + Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science.

He is currently a lecturer in MIT’s Department of Architecture, teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT’s Media Lab. Tibbits was recently awarded a TED2012 Senior Fellowship, a TED2011 Fellowship and has been named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue. His previous work experience includes: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture, SKIII Space Variations and Point b Design. Tibbits has exhibited work at a number of venues around the world including: the Guggenheim Museum NY and the Beijing Biennale, lectured at MoMA and SEED Media Group’s MIND08 Conference, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute for Computational Design in Stuttgart and The Center for Architecture NY. He has been published in numerous articles and built large-scale installations around the world from Paris, Calgary, NY to Frankfurt and MIT.  As a guest critic, he has visited a range of schools from the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Tibbits is the founder and principal of SJET LLC. Started in 2007 as platform for experimental computation + design, SJET has grown into a multidisciplinary research based practice crossing disciplines from architecture + design, fabrication, computer science to robotics.

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