Andrew John Wit
TRAM lecture series, this Thursday 7pm @ab_anbar @platform.28 .
Andrew John Wit is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary research group WITO*, Laboratory for Intelligent Environments, co-editor of the forthcoming book with Dr. Mahesh Daas "Towards a Robotic Architecture", and an assistant professor of Digital Practice within Temple University’s Division of Architecture and Environmental Design where he leads research and teaching focused on novel building systems generated through the integration of light-weight composites, digital tools/fabrication + robotics. Wit also serves on the board of directors and the scientific technical committee for the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).
Prior to his appointment at Temple University, Wit taught courses and led workshops in design, urbanism and robotics in the United States and Japan within institutions such as the University of Texas at San Antonio, MIT, Meiji University in Tokyo and as the international practitioner in residence fellow at Ball State University where he initiated the Indiana school’s research program in industrial robotics in architecture.
Wit’s projects and avant-garde research have been recognized with a 2007 AIA Best of Practice recognition for UTenSAils design-build project, a 2007 IFAI Outstanding Achievement Award for the Advanced Fabrics Exhibition structure, the 2013 Guangzhou Vanke Project of the Year for the Guangzhou Vanke Marketing Center completed with TDStudio. Wit has also received numerous research/production grants and sponsorships.
Professionally, Wit has practiced in renowned offices such as Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, Poteet Architects in San Antonio, TDStudio in Tokyo, and with the Pritzker prize winning architect Toyo Ito also in Tokyo.
Wit earned a bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s in architecture from MIT where he also researched in the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Lab.
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