I’m an assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. My teaching and research focuses on architectural applications of computational design methods, digital fabrication tools, robotics and responsive systems, advanced materials, and other emerging technologies. During the spring of 2014, I was the invited Taylor Seminar Lecturer in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.
Prior to my appointment at UNLV, I taught design studios, seminars, and lecture courses in the Department of Architecture at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. While at Ball State, I co-founded i-MADE, an applied research + immersive learning institute focused on bringing students, faculty, and design professionals together with regional industry partners to work on mutually beneficial projects utilizing design, computation, and fabrication.
I have published and presented peer-reviewed research at ACADIA, SIGRADI, eCAADe, ACSA, NCBDS, and ARCC conferences, as well as the International Journal of Architecture Computing. As well, I co-authored and edited the recently published book “Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students” with Jason S. Johnson (Routledge, 2016).
In my free time, I enjoy exploring, hiking, and photographing the American southwest; playing games with my wife and two children; and compulsively checking news, email, and social media on my smart phone.