acadia

About ACADIA

ACADIA was formed for the purpose of facilitating communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. The organization is committed to the research and development of computational methods that enhance design creativity, rather than simply production, and that aim at contributing to the construction of humane physical environments. A particular focus is education and the software, hardware and pedagogy involved in education. Visit the main ACADIA website for more information.

Local Host

MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Department of Architecture

Conference Chairs

Takehiko Nagakura
Associate Professor, MIT / Director, Design Computation Group, MIT

Skylar Tibbits
Assistant Professor, MIT / Co-director and Founder, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT

Technical Chairs

Skylar Tibbits (General coordination)
Assistant Professor, MIT / Co-director and Founder, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT

Azra Aksamija (Exhibition Co-chair)
Associate Professor, Art, Culture and Technology Program, MIT

Federico Casalegno (Hackathon Chair)
Associate Professor of the Practice, MIT / Director, MIT Design Lab, Mobile Experience Lab, MIT

Βrandon Clifford (Workshops Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT / Co-founder, Matter Design

Axel Killian (Paper Session Co-chair)
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Princeton University

Joel Lamere (Projects Co-chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT / Principal, GLD Architecture

Justin Lavallee (Workshops Co-chair)
Technical Instructor / Director, MIT Architecture Shops

Mariana Ibanez (Papers Co-chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT / Principal, Ibañez Kim Studio

Carl Lostritto (Regional Event Co-hair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, RISD

Caitlin Mueller (Paper Sessions Co-chair)
Assistant Professor, MIT / Co-director, Structural Design Lab, MIT

William O'Brien Jr. (Exhibition Co-chair)
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT / Principal, WOJR / Co-Founder, CLOK

Dimitris Papanikolaou (Regional Event Co-hair)
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Department of Software & Information Systems, UNCC

Cristina Parreño Alonso (Projects Co-chair)
Belluschi Lecturer, Department of Architecture, MIT

Session Chairs

Sarah Williams
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning, MIT / Director, Civic Data Design Lab, MIT

Special Advisors

Dennis Shelden
Director, Digital Building Lab, Georgia Tech

Administrative Assistants

Patricia Driscoll

Inala Locke

Jessica Nisibun