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February Chapter Meeting - 02/17/2015
Join us for the first chapter meeting of the new year!
Trending Tomorrow: An Architecture Intelligence Forecast
William T. Willoughby, AIA, will introduce participants to the intellectual trends that are shaping today's cutting-edge architecture. Certain practices around the world have become more experimental and future-oriented than in the past several decades. Many architects today have given up traditional approaches to design and instead are creating works that point toward the future. The trend toward futurity today looks toward global challenges such as social activism and humanitarian architecture, sustainable architecture, ecology and relational systems, the role of new technologies in contemporary culture, algorithmic and parametric approaches to design, and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary forms of practice. Other subject will include a medley of tomorrow's trends that will introduce new computational tools and forms of digital fabrication being explored today. The presentation will include many of the trends that relate to an architecture of tomorrow including smart cities, radical responses to sustainability and biological processes, digital fabrication and the use of microcontrollers in architectural design, semi-autonomous technologies and their use in urban systems. The presenter will also point out matters of interest in architectural theory including dominant trends such as speculative realism, biomomicry, posthumanism, social activism (including hacktivism, open source approaches, and network culture), and computationally-derived parametric architecture.
1.0 HSW LU
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
5:00 pm - Reception
6:00 pm - Lecture
The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215
AIA/Affiliate Members - Free
Non-Members - $20
William T. Willoughby, AIA, NCARB is an architect, educator, and essayist who boomeranged back to Northeast Ohio in 2013 to become Associate Dean in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University where he holds the rank of Associate Professor. Previously, he was a tenured Professor of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University where he taught design, theory, architectural history, computer visualization in Interior Design, digital fabrication, community service, and professional practice for 15 years. For eight years he was Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Director at Louisiana Tech University. He taught for two years at University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He has been a registered architect in the State of Ohio since 1993. He has worked in various architecture and design practices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Since 1993 he has authored over 40 publications and conference papers, nationally and internationally, on such topics as design methodology, place theory, and architectural education.