NewSchool recently hosted renowned professor of architecture at the University of Calgary, Branko Kolarevic, as part of the institution’s prestigious Lecture Series. The session on Feb. 22, entitled “Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change,” surveyed essential concepts and significant past and current projects that deal with interactive, responsive environments, e.g., buildings that can change their configuration, appearance, and environmental conditions in response to patterns of occupation and context. The principal argument is that change in architecture is far from being adequately addressed or explored theoretically, experimentally, or phenomenologically.
At the University of Calgary, Kolarevic co-founded the Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID) and is a co-director of the multi-disciplinary Computational Media Design (CMD) program. He has taught architecture at several universities in North America and Asia and has lectured worldwide on the use of digital technologies in design and production. He has authored, edited or co-edited several books, including “Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change” (with Vera Parlac), “Manufacturing Material Effects” (with Kevin Klinger), “Performative Architecture” (with Ali Malkawi) and “Architecture in the Digital Age.”
Kolarevic is a past president of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), past president of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), and was recently elected future president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He is a recipient of the ACADIA Award for Innovative Research in 2007 and ACADIA Society Award of Excellence in 2015. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in design from Harvard University and a diploma engineer in architecture degree from the University of Belgrade.
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