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2011 Lecture : Rob Eleazer + Luis Quinones

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Rob Eleazer + Luis Quinones: Computation and Explicit Matter


The College of Architecture, in conjunction with this year's lecture series titled Generative Sensing, is pleased to welcome Rob Eleazer and Luis Quinones to lecture to our community on Wednesday, September 14 at 5.30pm in the First Floor Gallery of the Architecture Building.


Rob Eleazer is a faculty member at the University of Southern California. At USC, Rob co-teaches a postgraduate studio with Alvin Huang, and gives extensive workshops into parametric procedures.

Prior to teaching at USC, Rob was a Senior Designer at Emergent Architecture; an internationally recognized design office operating at the forefront of digital design. At Emergent, Rob functioned as a parametric design expert as well as designer for two winning competitions.

Before Joining Emergent, Rob received his M.Arch II from the Southern California Institute of Architecture where his work was exhibited in the Selected Thesis Exhibition and the Design Miami/Basel Show. Rob received the SCI-Arc scholarship, SCI-Arc Thesis scholarship and The Henry Adams AIA Certificate. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University where he received the St. Petersburg Prize for undergraduate excellence.

Rob previously worked for P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S and Atelier Manferdini. He has also led grasshopper design workshops at UCLA's Architecture and Urban Design school and Texas Tech's Digital Design and Fabrication's graduate program, Co-taught a studio at Texas A&M w/Tom Wiscombe, conducted a visual studies workshop at sci-ARC and most recently taught a two week work shop for the Die Angewandte Kunst Wein in Rovinj,Croatia linking grasshopper with Maya’s {N} universe.

Luis Quinones is a designer / computational designer living in Los Angeles. He received his Masters in Architectural Design from Tulane University where he was the recipient of the Best Thesis Award. He received his bachelor of science in 2006 from York College of Pennsylvania, Majoring in Behavioral Science, with a concentration in Forensic + Physical Anthropology with a Minor in Psychology.

Formerly a Senior Designer at Emergent Architecture in Los Angeles, Luis specialized in advanced digital and algorithmic design, he was a designer for two winning competitions during his time there. He previously worked for Trahan Architects in Baton Rouge, LA where his work contributed to the receipt of both the Rose and Progressive Architecture Awards. Luis' research work has been exhibited at the CCA in San Francisco, the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, LA, Bios Gallery in Athens, Greece, Beyond Media Festival in Florence, Italy, sucker Punch,Evolo | Architecure Magazine, Future Magazine and Popular Science .

He has taught computation workshops at Sci-Arc [w. Ezio Blasetti] and is a Technical Instructor in the Digital Design Seminar for incoming M.Arch 2 Students at Sci Arc. He has also taught at Tulane University, ApoMechanes 2011 in Athens, Greece [w. Ezio Blasetti & Daniel Widrig], Texas Tech [w. Robbie Eleazer], and D.O.T.S [Baton Rouge, LA] . His current research explores nonlinear behavior, advanced material systems and algorithmic processes as design methodologies.


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