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SHAPING LIGHT AND AIR WITH FOLDED SURFACES

What if we could create something from almost nothing?

I turn sheet material into sculptural form through cutting, folding and bending. My research explores how efficient folding forms can modify environmental forces. After exploring light modulation, I have worked with Melbourne partners to examine how textured forms can affect airflow. We seek to understand how relief textures affect airflow in layered building facades, with the goal of creating exterior siding that increases ventilation without using any energy.

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DESIGN THINKING REVEALED THROUGH ANIMATIONS

What do designers consider as they work?

What do expert designers do that beginners don’t do?

A scanning pen captures the process of artists and designers. The Digital Sketching collection of stroke-by-stroke animations contains life drawings from observation, diagrams from analytical thinking and design drawings from the imagination.

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SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

How can we teach design methods that address real places and client needs to address the confluence of social, spatial and ecological considerations?

My most recent studios consider the role of nature in the city through the lenses of Biomimicry and Ecodistricts.

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WEB 2.0 for EDUCATION

How can computers expand the classroom and connect my students to external partners and resources?

In 2006-10, I worked with interdisciplinary colleagues in the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research (INCEPR) to understand how learning portfolios can be used to improve learning, teaching and assessment.

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