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“Digital Materiality in Architecture,” presented in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Lecture, features architects Fabio Gramazio and J. Meejin Yoon. Nader Tehrani, Dean, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, and Michael Young, assistant professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, moderate.

Speakers:
Fabio Gramazio, Principal Gramazio & Kohler
J. Meejin Yoon, Co-founder, Höweler + Yoon Architecture and MY Studio

Moderators:
Nader Tehrani, Dean, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union
Michael Young, Assistant Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Fabio Gramazio is an architect with multi-disciplinary interests ranging from computational design and robotic fabrication to material innovation. In 2000, he founded the architecture practice Gramazio & Kohler in conjunction with his partner Matthias Kohler, where numerous award-wining designs have been realized.

Current projects include the design of the Empa NEST research platform, a future living and working laboratory for sustainable building construction. Having opened the world’s first architectural robotic laboratory at ETH Zurich, Gramazio & Kohler’s research has been formative in the field of digital architecture, setting precedence and de facto creating a new research field merging advanced architectural design and additive fabrication processes through the customized use of industrial robots.

J. Meejin Yoon is an architect, designer, and educator. Yoon is the co-founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP and MY Studio. Her design work and research investigate intersections between architecture, technology, and public space. Yoon has been widely recognized for her innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and work.

She received numerous teaching and design awards including the ACADIA Teaching Award in 2016, the New Generation Design Leadership Award by Architectural Record in 2015, the Irwin Sizer Award for Most Significant Improvement (and Innovation) to Education at MIT in 2013, the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, and the Rome Prize in Design in 2005. Yoon will begin her appointment as Dean of Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in 2019.

The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship program was established in 2008 by John and Harriet Mack at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in memory of their son William Cooper Mack, class of 2006.

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space here. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.

Organized by
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union
Tuesday, 11/27
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
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