Andrew Kudless is a designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is an associate professor at the California College of the Arts. In 2004, he founded Matsys, a design studio exploring the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology and computation. He holds a Master of Arts in emergent technologies and design from the Architectural Association and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. The work of Matsys has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.
The lecture will present an overview of several research areas pursued by Matsys such as computational design and architectural representation, difference and repetition, the material practice of architecture, and integrative design. Several specific examples from the work will be discussed, including the P_Wall series of wall installations and the recently completed Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas, the 2019 winner of the AIA Honor Award in Architecture. The lecture will also discuss some of the concepts behind the three-day workshop Kudless will conduct with ISU students and faculty.