Associate Dean of Distributed Learning and Technology and Associate Professor, School of Design Strategies. Designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist. Professional: Co-founder with Carla Leitao of AUM Studio, an award winning architecture and new media firm that has produced residential projects, competitions, and new media installations in Europe and the US. They have participated in urban design and architecture competitions including MAK Vertical Garden; Turku Finland; UIA Celebration of Cities (National Award); House for Andrei Tarkovsky (first prize) and Museum for Nam June Paik. Academic research: Graduate design studios and seminars studying the connections between cinema, architecture, locative media, and digital game design.
Taught at the Columbia University GSAPP from 1998-2010. In 2000-01, he was acting director of the GSAPP’s Advanced Architectural Design MS degree. Has also taught at SCIArc, as founder/coordinator of the MediaSCAPES MDesR program and fulltime faculty 2007-09; FIU Miami (Cejas Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair); and at UPenn, Pratt, RPI, and Bennington. Since 1993 has lectured on architecture, film and digital media at institutions including Harvard, Pratt, Princeton, Univ. Ramon Llull, Columbia Univ. GSAPP, Parsons, UPenn, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Iowa State, Ohio State, and Rice. Chronomorphology: Active Time in Architecture, a survey of his graduate design studios at the Columbia GSAP, was published in 2004 by CBA. His work and writing has appeared in Praxis, ANY, AD, Arquine, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Architecture, Parpaings, Precis, Wired, Metropolis, Assemblage, Ottagono, and Progressive Architecture.