Curriculum Vitae

Earl Mark, PhD

Address Education Interests Experience Teaching Practice
Grants Associations Publications Presentations Workshops Committees

ADDRESS

School of Architecture
University of Virginia
Campbell Hall
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
telephone: (804) 924 6438
fax: (804) 982 2678
e-mail: ejmark@virginia.edu


EDUCATION

Harvard University, Ph.D., Architecture/Cognitive Science, 1993

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S., Media Lab, 1985

University of New Mexico, Master of Architecture, 1981

State University of New York, Binghamton, B.A. Mathematics and Architecture (double major), 1975


AREAS OF INTEREST

Design theory and methods

Computer aided architectural design

Architecture and environmental education of children

Simulation media in architectural design

Knowledge-based expert systems in architectural design


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1996 - Present Associate Professor, Director of Information Technology & Chief Technology Officer, School of Architecture, University of Virginia.
1998 - Present Affiliate, Johnson, Craven and Gibson, Architects, Charlottesville, VA.
1993 - 1996 Assistant Professor, Director of Computer Technologies, School of Architecture, University of Virginia.
1986 - 1993 Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1987 - 1993 Teaching Fellow, Department of Architecture, Harvard University.
June-Sept. 1990 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
1990, 91 Designer (consultant to) Eduardo Catalano Associates, Cambridge, MA., Creative Playthings Ltd., Framingham, MA.
1984 - 1986 Teaching/Research Affiliate, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1983 - 1988 Project Manager - Senior Software Analyst, Computervision Corp., Bedford, MA.
1981 - 1983 Designer (consultant), Swing Design Inc., Framingham, MA.
1978 - 1980 Designer (consultant), School Zone Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
1979 - 1980 Research Associate, Department of Architecture, University of New Mexico.
1978 - 1979 Research Assistant, Behavioral Research Division, University of New Mexico.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1996 - Present Associate Professor, Director of Information Technology & Chief Technology Officer, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. Direct the development of the curriculum and facilities for computer technology. Primary responsibility for advancing the use of computer technology for the School and its four Departments. Emphasis in research and teaching is on computer aided design, animation, visualization, design theory and methods. Direct technical support staff. Oversee the discussion of new pedagogical direction for computing in the School, with potential development of an advanced certificate program.
1993 - 1996 Assistant Professor, Director of Computer Technologies, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. Direct the development of the curriculum and facilities for computer technology. Emphasis in research and teaching is on computer aided design, animation, visualization, design theory and methods. Direct technical support staff. Established three new/refurbished computer graphics laboratories, and the extension of computer technology resources into studio and other teaching spaces.
1986 - 1993 Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Emphasis on design theory and methods assisted by computers and multi-media. Subjects taught and research in computer aided architectural design, design theory and computers, expert systems, and design simulation through animation and moviemaking.
1987 - 1993 Teaching Fellow, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Taught within design studio with an emphasis on computer aided design, and subjects in geometrical modeling, computer graphics programming. Taught and developed subject in simulation with computer animation/moviemaking offered in conjunction with a design studio.
June-Sept. 1990 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Co-developed a curriculum and coordinated research on a computer software environment for subjects in computer aided architectural design, design theory and methods.
1984 - 1985 Teaching/Research Affiliate, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Collaborated on teaching four subjects in computer aided design, expert systems, interactive video.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1998 - Present Johnson, Craven and Gibson, Architects, Charlottesville, VA. Computer visualization and design.
1995 - 1996 Software Design Consultant to Antares Corp., Dallas, Texas on the design of a computer graphics language/interface product.
1991, 1992 Design Consultant to Eduardo Catalano Associates, Cambridge, MA. Geometrical modeling for schematic design development and presentation drawings of a performance center in Japan.
1983 - 1988 Project Manager - Senior Software Analyst, Computervision Corporation, AEC Division, Bedford, MA. Managed software development teams (4 to 8 persons) and designed software products for use within architecture, engineering and construction. These include an architectural perspective rendering package, a 3-D architectural modeling package used for schematic design and working drawings production, a naval architecture - shipbuilding package, and a heating/cooling load analysis package. Also, wrote software for plant-design, mapping, and project information management on Computervision CDS3000 and CDS4000 Platforms. Managed and trained system managers for CDS4000 Computer System. Liaison to government organizations on database standards.
1989, 1990 Designer, Creative Playthings Ltd., Framingham, MA. Developed prefabricated modular construction units and related computer aided design and manufacturing program.
1981 - 1983 Designer, Swing Design Inc., Framingham, MA. Designed ten educational stores with emphasis on educational play.
1979 - 1980 Research Associate, University of New Mexico, Department of Architecture, Albuquerque, NM. Directed documentary on urban design, supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the University Graduate Student Council.
1978 - 1980 Graphics Illustrator/Designer, School Zone Inc., Albuquerque, NM. Illustration and architectural programming of children's educational environments, with particular emphasis on Native American Schools in Alaska and New Mexico.
1978 - 1979 Research Assistant, University of New Mexico, Behavioral Research Division, Albuquerque, NM. Behavioral Design Research, Energy Research, Passive Solar Research, Cognitive - Spatial Skills Research and Training. Research supported under grants from U.S. Department of Energy, The U.S. Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Women's Education Equity Act.

GRANTS/AWARDS FOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Bentley Systems 2009 Educator of the Year.

Virtual Jamestown Project (in collaboration with the Jamestown Rediscovery Center, the Virginia Center for Digital History at UVA, and Virginia Tech.), a digital reconstruction of buildings witin the fort and the statehouse at Jamestown, now on permanent exhibition at Jamestown, June 2003 - June 2006.

Monokin Plantation, Virtual Reconstrution of Plantation Home, for Menokin Foundation, December 2003 - June 2004.

Encountering the West: The Changing Vision of Lewis, Clark, and Jefferson, In collaboration with the Geostat Center, the Virginia Center for Digital History and the Monticello Research Foundation (With Mike Furlough, and Douglas Seefelt ). June 2002 - December 2005.

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire. A study of the vaulting geometry and methods of laser scanning, using advanced modeling techniques and in partnership with two technology companies, with support from English Heritage, 2001 - 2003.

Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Computer Corporation, June 2000 - 2005.

National Building Museum, Washington D.C., On the Job: Design and the American Office,  Computer-based and physical simulations, IT displays and interactive exhibits, Chrysanthe Broikus Curator, November 2000 - June 2001.

Dean's Forum 1999 Grant Computer Controlled Physical Modeling in the Virtual Design Studio Virtual Design Studio Project, Spring 1999.

Bentley System's Inc., Award of commercial licenses of computer aided design and visualization software for The Virtual Design Studio, spring 1999.

Sprint/PictureTel Co.. Donation of PictureTel Video Conferencing System for The Virtual Design Studio Project, spring 1999.

Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow, Downing College, University of Cambridge. Awarded Virginia Fellowship to Downing College, University of Cambridge, and provided with a Visiting Research Associate Position at the Martin Graduate Research Centre, Department of Architecture, to complete work on a textbook on computer based geometrical modeling, January - June 1998.

Dean's Forum 1996 Grant, Hannover Pavilion: The prototype development of a virtual pavilion on the internet that would be linked on the basis of sustainability issues with the Hannover World’s Fair, June - July 1996.

Teaching and Technology Initiative Fellowship (TTI) Computables of Architectural Design:

The quantitative basis and invisible structure of architectural form.. University of Virginia. Awarded funding to develop a course curriculum model which explores geometrical patterns in architecture and nature with the aid of computer graphics programming, April 1996.

Academic Computing Support Program, Prototype Digital Design Workstation, University of Virginia. Awarded computer equipment for developing the design studio computer environment, January 1996.

University of Virginia, Development Office Grant, Digital Reconstruction of the Lawn. A historical reconstruction and animation of Jefferson’s designs for the historic buildings on the lawn at the University of Virginia, June 1995 - Present.

Dean's Forum 1995 Grant, Urban Poverty and Sustainable Architecture: A study on the sustainability of favelas within Brazil merging the analysis words of architectural CAD and planning GIS (collaboratively with Ayse Pamuk), March 1995 - Present.

Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund, State of Virginia, University of Virginia, Grant of $130,000.00 to enhance and upgrade computer facilities and faculty computers at the School of Architecture, June 1995 (collaboratively with Assistant Dean John Alexander, Dean William McDonough, Associate Dean Daphne Spain and the Computer Committee, awarded by the Associate Provost for Management).

IBM Shared University Research Program, "Improving Design Methods in Architecture, Art and Engineering Through Share Interdisciplinary Models Of The Physical Environment", University of Virginia, Award of IBM RS6000 41T, and shared access to SP2 Supercomputer, August 1994 - Present.

Academic Computing Support Program, "Prototype Workstation for a Graduate Computer Laboratory", University of Virginia. Awarded an SGI INDY for developing the virtual design studio concept in collaboration with MIT, January 1994.

Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund, State of Virginia, University of Virginia, Grant of $144,000.00 to enhance and upgrade computer facilities at the School of Architecture, June 1994 (collaboratively with Acting Dean Daphne Spain and the Computer Committee).

Wavefront Technology Inc., "Visualization Research in Architecture and Urban Planning", co-wrote grant at M.I.T. with Dean William Mitchell to include the school in Wavefront's Academic Advisory Council and receive their animation systems. Awarded December 1992.

IBM and M.I.T. Project Athena, "Integrated Visualization Systems in Urban Planning, Design and Architecture", 1991 - Present. Grant of IBM RS6000 workstations and personal computers to develop interdisciplinary applications and curriculum in architecture and planning. Co-author of grant. Current case study research based on the evolution of Harvard Square.

M.I.T. Supercomputing Grant, "High Resolution Rendering for Architects and Planners", 1990. The use of supercomputing to facilitate high-resolution visual simulation in conjunction with computer aided architectural design. Co-Principal Investigator.

M.I.T. Project Athena Research Grant, "Knowledge Based Design Systems", 1988 -1989. Research on design theory and methods as assisted by the exploration of knowledge representation techniques. The knowledge representation techniques include rule based expert systems and frames linked with CAD and videodisc display technology. Co-Principal Investigator.

M.I.T. Project Athena Research Grant, "The Electronic Design Studio", 1987 -1988. The development of a multi-media setting, including CAD, videodisc display technology and knowledge based systems for speculating on various design methods. Co-Principal Investigator.

M.I.T. Council for the Arts and Computervision Corp., "The Sagrada Familia Videodisc Project", 1984 - 1985. A computer graphics and videodisc display system designed to facilitate an exploration of the architecture of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Temple, Barcelona, Spain.

University of New Mexico/U.S. Department of Energy, "Passive Solar Energy Workshop", 9. 1980. Designed and constructed with workshop participants a passive solar energy greenhouse for a public school.

National Endowment for the Arts with the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, University Graduate Student Council, "Streets", 1979. Directed a movie about urban design in New Mexico, aired on television in New Mexico, used within subjects in the Department of Architecture, and presented at symposia on environmental education.

Computervision Authorship Award, "Interactive Videodisc", 1985.

Computervision Authorship Award, "The Gaudi Project", 1985 .

Grants of Software and Hardware for Teaching and Research at the University of Virginia and MIT:

At the University of Virginia:
Bentley Systems (1995 - present)
Autodesk(1993 - present)
Apple Computer Corporation (2000 - 2006)
Bentley Systems (1995 - present)
Sprint (1999)
Accurender (1993,1994, 1995)

At MIT:

Wavefront Technology Inc. (1992,1993), (w/ William Mitchell)
IBM, MIT Project Athena (1991,1992), (w/ Joe Ferreira, Lyna Wiggins)
Computervision (1884 - 1989)
Autodesk (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) (89-90 with Miller and Smyser)
IBM, AES System (1989), (w/ Rob Smyser, Philip Thompson)
Gold Hill Computer Corporation (1988)


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

Smart Geometry Organization (Tutor, Organizing Committee), November 2008 - Present

Fulbright Grant National Architecture Screening Committee, 2004 - 2006

Bentley Systems Educator's Advisory Board, June 2002 - 2003

International Review Committee of ECAADE –2002 - Present

Steering Committee, SIGRADI-2002

Intitute for Environmental Education Advisory Board, University of New Mexico, 2002 - 2005

Co-Chair, Round-table on "The Ideal Computer Aided Design Curriculum", ECAADE, Helsinki, Finland, 8.01

International Scientific Committee of SIGRADI-2001

Chair, Round-table on "A Prospectus on Computers Throughout the Curriculum", ECAADE, Wiemar, Germany, 6. 00.  

Round-table "Computer Symposium II", Notre Dame, Department of Architecture, 4. 20. 

Co-Chair, Sessions on Information Technology, ASCA Annual Meeting, Boston, 3. 96.

Chair, Plenary Session on Perspectives on Design and Computers, ACSA Annual Meeting, Boston, 3. 96.

Chair, Session on Integrated Engineering Data Management, CIB Working Commission W74, Helsinki, Finland, 8. 1994.

CAAD FUTURES 91, International Review Committee, Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design, held in ZŸrich, July, 1991.

NCARB Meeting, Computerization of Architectural Licensing Exam, Washington D.C., Discussion of design theory research topics and their potential benefit to the development of the 1995 computerization of the architectural licensing exam. Washington D.C., 10. 90.

Chair, Session on Computer Assisted Building Regulatory Codes, CIB Working Commission W74, Barcelona, Spain, 4. 1989.

Chair, Session on Computer Aided Design Research, ECAADE Conference 1989. Aarhus, Denmark, 9. 1989.

CIB conference Conceptual Modeling of Buildings, CIB Working Commissions W74 and W78. Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden, 10.1988.

The 1987 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering, Woods Hole, National Academy of Sciences, Building Research Board, 7.1987.

The 1986 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, National Academy of Sciences, Building Research Board, 7.1986.

The 1985 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, National Academy of Sciences, Building Research Board, 7.1986.


PUBLICATIONS AND REFEREED PAPERS

Mark, Earl , Optimizing Solar Insolation in Transformable Fabric Architecture: A parametric search design process, Automation in Construction, December 2011 (in final review - expanded republication of eCAADe paper)

Mark, Earl , Visualizing the Unknown in Historical Vernacular Architecture: Making Speculation from Archaeological Fragments Explicit, RESPECTING FRAGILE PLACES, 29th eCAADe Conference Proceedings , University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture (Slovenia) 21-24 September 2011, pp.868-874.

Senior Editor , International Journal of Architectural Computing,  Issue on Smart Geometry, Volume 9, Number 2 / June 2011, Multi-science Publishing.

Senior Editor, International Journal of Architectural Computing, Issue on Smart Geometry, Volume 8, Number 3 / September 2010, Multi-science Publishing.

Mark, Earl, Optimizing Solar Insolation in Transformable Fabric Architecture: A parametric search design process, FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.461-470

Animated Parametric Rapid Prototyping, Architecture in Computro [26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-7-2] Antwerpen (Belgium) 17-20 September 2008, pp. 897-904.

Mark, Earl; Gross, Mark; Goldschmidt , Gabriela (2008) A Perspective on Computer Aided Design after Four Decades , Architecture in Computro [26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-7-2] Antwerpen (Belgium) 17-20 September 2008, pp. 169-176.

Republication: Mark, Earl; Gross, Mark; Goldschmidt , Gabriela, A Perspective on Computer Aided Design after Four Decades. AMIT (Architecture and Modern Information Technologies), Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia, December 2008.

Republication: Mark, Earl, Simulating Dynamic Forces in Design with Special Effects Tools. AMIT (Architecture and Modern Information Technologies), Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia, May 2008.

Mark, Earl , Simulating Dynamic Forces in Design with Special Effects Tools, Predicting the Future [25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5] Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 26-29 September 2007, pp. 219-226.

Mark, Earl, Animating the Design Studio, Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 574-581.

Martens, Bob; Earl Mark and Nancy Yen-wen Cheng, Thresholds between Analog and Digital Representations, Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 372-383.

Mark, Earl, Inter-related Scaled Models of the Built and Natural Environment: Merging CAD with Satellite Image Viewing, Architecture in the Network Society [22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-2-4] Copenhagen (Denmark) 15-18 September 2004, pp. 480-488

Mark, Earl, Programming Architectural Geometry and CNC: Advancing A Design Paradigm with Mathematical Abstraction, Digital Design [21th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-1-6] Graz (Austria) 17-20 September 2003, pp. 337-342

Mark, Earl and Aish, Robert, Exploring New Pathways Between Physical and Virtual Models - The Vaults at Fountains Abbey, Connecting the Real and the Virtual - design e-ducation [20th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-0-8] Warsaw (Poland) 18-20 September 2002, pp. 464-470

Theoretical and Experimental Issues in the Preliminary Stages of Learning/Teaching CAAD (co-author with Bob Martins and Rivka Oxman), ECAADE Conference, Warsaw, Poland, September 2002 . Co-Chair of Plenary Session.

The Academy, Then and Now, Inform Magazine, November 2001.

Applying D'Arcy Thompson's Method To Computer Based Architectural Description, ACSA East Central Regional Conference On Growth and Form The Engineering of Natue. School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, 10. 2001

The Ideal Digital Design Curriculum (with Bob Martins and Rivka Oxman), ECAADE Conference P:roceedings, Helsinki, Finland, August 2001.

National Building Museum, Washington D.C., On the Job: Design and the American Office,  computer-based and physical simulations, IT displays and web site for exhibition, November 2000 - August 2001

A Prospectus on Computers Throughout the Design Curriculum, Promise and Reality: State of the Art versus State of Practice in Computing for the Design and Planning Process [18th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9523687-6-5] Weimar (Germany) 22-24 June 2000, pp. 77-83.

Reconstructing Architectural Geometry, Architectural Research Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 3, No. 1, March, 1999.

Computables of Architectural Design, A textbook on geometrical modeling, in progress.

Computing and Design Education, Growth and Diversity at The University of Virginia, ACADIA Quarterly, Volume 15, No. 3, Summer 1996 (co-authored with Kirk Martini).

A Conceptual Structure for Design, The 1996 ACSA European Conference in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 5. 1996 (publication forthcoming from ACSA).

The Transition of Computers in Design Education, Proceedings of the 84th ACSA Annual Meeting, Boston, ACSA Press, Washington D.C., 1996.

The Physical and Conceptual Assembly of Architectural Form, Proceedings of the Symposium Cinema & Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 5. 1995 (in progress, publication forthcoming from BFI Press, England).

Conceptual Modeling Through a Conceptual Structure, Symposium on Computer Integrated Construction: Conceptual Modeling of Buildings, CIB Proceedings, CIB W74 + W78 Seminar, Espoo, Finland, 8.1994.

Convergence of Real-Time Computer Animation Techniques in Architecture, Keynote address, Proceedings of the 1st Symposium Multimedia for Architecture and Urban Design, School of Architecture and Urbanism, Cidade University, San Paolo, Brazil, 4.1994.

Abstraction, Realism and Architectural Animation, Proceedings of Symposium on "Electronic Media in Architecture", Published by Technische UnversitŠt Graz (Graz University of Technology), Austria, 12.1993.

Conceptual Structure: A Multiple Inheritance Classification and Design System, Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University, 10.1993.

Architecture in Motion, Computers in Architecture (edited by Franois Penz), Essex, England: Longman, 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium Computers in Architecture, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

Moviemaking and Computer Aided Architectural Design, Pre-proceedings of the symposium Architecture and The Moving Image, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Southeast Regional Conference, Washington D.C., 10.1990.

New Media in Art and Architecture, Proceedings of the Symposium Arkitekturdagar (Architecture Days), 9. 1989. Published by Uppsala University, Tryckeri AW Grafiska, Uppsala, Sweden. (translation into Swedish based on presentation) 9.1990

Case Studies in Moviemaking and Computer Aided Design, The Electronic Design Studio (ed. by McCullough, Mitchell, and Purcell), Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press,1990. Presented at CAD Futures 7.1989, Harvard University.

A Contrast in Pedagogy: The M.I.T. Versus Harvard Approach to Computer Aided Design, Proceedings of ECAADE Conference 1989. Aarhus, Denmark, 9.1989.

The Sagrada Familia and the Electronic Design Studio Project, ARECDAO 89 conference proceedings. ITEC, Barcelona, 6.1989.

A Design Automation Paradox, Proceedings of CIB conference Conceptual Modeling of Buildings, CIB Working Commissions W74 and W78. Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden, 10.1988.

Mark, Earl and Miller, Frank. Knowledge Based Design Systems, Report to Project Athena, Computer Resource Laboratory, Department of Architecture, M.I.T., 6.1988.

Borkin, Mark et. al. Future Research Directions, Report from The 1987 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering (at Woods Hole), National Academy of Sciences, Building Research Board, 8.1987

Oliverson, Borkin, Mark, Reynolds and Simonson. Future Directions for the Integrated Database, Report from The 1986 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering (at Woods Hole), Washington D. C.: National Academy Press, 1987.

Day, Lee, Mark and Spoonamore. Proposal for a Demonstration by Communication, Report from The 1985 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering (at Woods Hole), Washington D. C.: National Academy Press, 1986.

The Sagrada Familia Videodisc. Funded by M.I.T. Council for the Arts and Computervision Corporation. A randomly interactive videodisc supported by a relational database and computer graphics interface that facilitates studying the design and construction of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia temple. M.I.T., Media Lab, 6. 1985.

Streets, A Documentary Movie about Urban Design in New Mexico, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning, 6. 1980 .

The University of New Mexico Project, Eyes That See, Washington D.C.: American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, article based on my report. 1980.

If A Rat Can Run A Maze Why Can't You, A Bicycle Built for You, A Brief History of Transportation, and Mass Transportation, chapters in textbook by Blackwell et. al., Energy Horizons, University of New Mexico, 1979.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS (ABRIDGED)

"Bookends", Presentation at Media Fabrics for Media Designers Conference, MIT Media Lab, June 2008.

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building Model and other Projects", Henry H. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Presentation, Virginia Tech., December 2001.

"A Digital Reconstruction of the Larkin Building", Featured Speaker, National Building Museum, Spring Public Lecture Series, April 2001.

"The New Descriptive Geometry", Featured Speaker, Baltimore AIA, Technology in Practice Seminar, Baltimore, February 2001.

“Modeling Vaults with Custom Objects”, Proactive Engineering Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 17,  2000

Programming Architectural Geometry,” Guest Speaker, Foster & Partners, London, November 25, 1998.

“Architectural Geometry As Microstation Macros”, Primary Featured Speaker, Visualization Evening, Royal Society of Arts (RSA), London, November 24, 1998

“Programming Architectural Geometry”, Guest Speaker, KPF London, November 24, 1998.

“Feedback from Teaching Architectural Geometry”, Proactive Engineering Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1998

“Reconstructing Architectural Geometry”, Martin Centre Lecture Series, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, 5.1998

The Visceral Experience of Film, Computer Graphics Animation and Architecture. School of Architecture, Federal University at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 11. 1994.

Computer Graphics Animation and The Design Process. School of Architecture, Federal University at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 11. 1994.

Geologic Time, Animation and The Environment.. Symposium on the River and the City, School of Architecture and Urbanism, Cidade University, San Paolo, Brazil, 10.1994.

The multiple-inheritance classification and design system. KBS-Media Lab, Lund Institute of Technology. Lund, Sweden, 8. 1994.

Computer Animation in Architecture. KBS-Media Lab, Lund Institute of Technology. Lund, Sweden, 8. 1994.

Computer Animation and Historical Reconstruction. Imara: The French National Symposium on Computer Graphics and Architecture. Monte Carlo, 2.1994

Architecture in Motion -Computer Animation in Architecture. School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Monday Lecture Series. Albuquerque, 11.1993

Beat that Column to Death. Summit on Architecture and Children: Learning Through the Natural, Built and Cultural Environment. School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 6.1993.

The Artifice of Motion Picture Images and Architecture. University of Arkansas. School of Architecture and Planning, Guest Lecture Series. Little Rock, 11.1991.

Integrated Visualization Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, MIT, Environmental Design Forum, Lecture Series, 11.1991.

Realism, Motion and Architecture, ACSA Cranbrook Academy Seminar. Seminar on realism and representation in Architecture. Cranbrook, Michigan, 6.1991.

Multi-media use in Architecture, AEC Systems 90. Presentation and panel discussion. Washington D.C., 5.1991.

The Abstract Use of Movies In Conjunction With Computer Aided Design, AEC EXPO 90, New York, New York, 12.1990.

Proposal for Shared Use of a Portable AI Library, IDSIA (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute), Lugano, Switzerland, 8.1990.

Moviemaking and Computer Aided Design, Chalmers Technical University, School of Architecture, Gothenberg, Sweden, 10.1989.

Autodesk Software Forum, Sausilito, CA. Seminar on use of animation in architecture. 10.1989

The Harvard and MIT Approaches to Design Computing, Design Studies Faculty Colloquium, M.I.T., 10.1989

CAD, Design Theory and Methods at Harvard and MIT, Presentation to CAD Aesthetics Group, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Laboratory of Urban Planning and Building Design , Espoo, Finland, 9. 1989.

The Tyranny of Automated Drawing Production, Computer Aided Design Presentation Series, Harvard University, 11.1988.

A Paradox of Design Automation, Building Technology Colloquium Series, MIT, 10. 1988.

A Frame Based System for Computer Aided Architectural Design. Presentation of research to Computer Aided Architectural Design Research Symposium", Chicago, Illinois, 6.1988.

The Sagrada Familia Project. Presentation to a conference on What the Architect Gaudi Might Have Done With A Computer, Swedish National Board of Universities and Colleges, Barcelona, Spain, 5.1985. (I have been asked to make an exhibit of this work at the Gaudi Museum in September 1992).

Interactive Videodisc in Design Information. Presentation to National Education Association conference on Environmental Education, New York City, 6.1985.

A Spatial Skills Training Package. Women's Educational Equity Act Conference, Washington D.C., 6.1980. (Presented the work of this project on which I was a contributing staff member as a research assistant. The project was led by Dr. Peggy Blackwell.)

Streets. Presentation of a movie to the National Education Association conference on Environmental Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 8.1980.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS REFERENCING MY WORK (ABRIDGED)

Ordering Nature, David Chadwick article highlights my presentation and work in studio, May/June 2009 CAD User.

Jeffersonian Geometry, Paula Feigum article on my studio, Fabric Architecture issue on Design for Sustainability, July/August 2008, Vol. 30, No. 4..

Jamestown, the Buried Truth by William M. Kelso, University of Virginia Press, 2008, includes my illustrated computer based reconstructions of Jamestown Statehouse and Barracks Buildings.

 


HOSTED WORKSHOPS (ABRIDGED)

Co-Chair, Workshop on Parametric Design Tools in Skilled Hands: Methods of Engaging Complexity, CAAD Futures, June2009, Montreal, Canada.

Tutor, Smart Geometry 2009, San Franciso, CA (March 2009)

Generative Components Workshop (First Offering by Bentley Institute), University of Virginia, School of Architecture, August 2007.

Information Technology Co-Chair, 84th ACSA Annual Meeting, Boston, 1996 (published by ACSA Press, Washington, D.C. , 1996).

The Virtual Design Studio: Technology and Alternatives to Practice, University of Virginia, Alumni Seminar, June 3, 1995, (w/ Dean William McDonough).

Space Planning and Management, Computer Resource Lab, MIT, January 22 - 25, 1992 (w/ Graphics Systems Inc.)

Associative Geometrical Modeling, Computer Resource Lab., MIT, January 1991 (w/ Intergraph Corp.)

Space Planning, Computer Resource Lab., MIT, January 1989 (w/ Graphic Systems Inc.)

Co-Host, 1 Day Session on Expert Systems and Architecture, The Electronic Design Studio Workshop, Professional Development Program, Harvard University/MIT, 7. 1989.

Chair, Session on Computers, Architecture and Children. Conducted 3 day workshop on teaching children about architecture by means of computer aided design tools, Architecture and Children Workshop, University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning, 6. 1989.

The Electronic Design Studio, NBS Data: Information Technology in the Building Process: Development Trends in the USA. I Hosted a visit of the Nordic Building Systems Data Group (NBS Data) from Scandinavia on my research at M.I.T., Reported in Christiansson, Per, NBS USA-Tour 1988, Publication of Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, 5. 1989.

Movies and Architectural Space, MIT. January 1988 (Co-host).

A Passive Solar Greenhouse, Workshop within a Conference on Energy Use, Conducted 3 day workshop on designing and building a passive solar energy structure, funded by the University of New Mexico/U.S. Department of Energy , Albuquerque, New Mexico, 5. 1980.


FACULTY COMMITTEES (ABRIDGED LIST)

Kenan Awards Panel, University of Virginia, 2001 - 2007

Deans Technology Council, University of Virginia, 1999 - present

Academic Computing Advisory Council, University of Virginia, 1999 - present

Computer Committee, School of Architecture, 1993 - 1999 (Chair), 2001 - present

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Project Committee, University of Virginia, August 2000 - 2004

Curriculum and Technology Committee , Co-Chair, School of Architecture, 2000 - 2001

Research Computing Task Force, Univerity of Virginia, 2000 - 2001

Technology Competencies Committee, University of Virginia, 2001

Promotions and Tenure Committee, School of Architecture, 2000 - 2001

Media Arts Committee (University of Virginia), 1999 - 2000

Research Committee, (School of Architecture), 1994 - 1999

Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee (Department of Architecture, 1996 - 1997)

Graduate Curriculum Committee (Department of Architecture), 1994 - 1995

Academic Priorities Committee (Department of Architecture), 1994

Building Addition Committee (Department of Architecture), 1994 - 1995