A,R,+D: Architecture, Research, and the Design Process

Karen Fairbanks

Karen Fairbanks

The role of digital design and fabrication has transformed the contemporary architectural practice. This talk will look at architecture projects by Marble Fairbanks that engage these new technologies to explore new logics of design and assembly. Parallel to this research is a commitment to collaborative design processes and a belief that the collective intelligence of a team approach is the future model for the most innovative solutions to design problems.

Karen Fairbanks is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Professional Practice and Chair of the Architecture Department at Barnard College and a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks, an architecture, design, and research office in New York City.