Material beyond Materials:
A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing

Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26
Hosted by Southern California Institute of Architecture
960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA

Fostering direct exchange between architects and companies invested in the field of advanced materials and fabrication technologies, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) hosts Materials beyond Materials—a composite tectonics conference on advanced materials and digital manufacturing.

Taking place on the SCI-Arc campus in downtown Los Angeles, the two-day forum open to the public and the community at large will explore technological advances in composite materials, innovations in construction, and current design discourse—with some of the most important names in today’s building, fabrication and design industries.

Materials beyond Materials 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.

Confirmed participants include:

D. Michelle Addington: Professor, Yale School of Architecture
Andreas Froech: Owner, Machinuous, Los Angeles
Marcelyn Gow: Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Partner and founding member, servo
Kurt Jordan: Structural Engineer specializing in composites, Mill Valley, CA
Bill Kreysler: Founder and President, Kreysler & Associates
Greg Lynn: Faculty Member, UCLA / University of Applied Arts Vienna; Principal, FORM
Urs Meier: Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Mike Lepech: Stanford University
Achim Menges: Professor/Director, Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart University
Eric Owen Moss: Director, SCI-Arc, Principal, 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
Nader Tehrani: Professor/Head, Architecture Department, MIT; Founding Principal, Office dA
Peter Testa: Design Faculty SCI-Arc; Principal, Testa/Weiser; Founding Director, MIT Emergent Design Group
Tom Wiscombe: Design Faculty SCI-Arc; Principal, EMERGENT

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