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Duarte coedits new book on customization and design
José Duarte, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation and director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, has coedited a new book about the effect that non-designers, who have access to mass customization tools – such as parametric modelers, digital fabrication tools and 3D printers, have on the design process, particularly in the field of architecture.
Lecture + Book Signing: José Duarte – "Mass Customization and Design Democratization"
José Duarte, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation and director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, and Branko Kolarevic, professor in environmental design at the University of Calgary, are the editors of a new book titled
Penn State NASA challenge team advances again, to be featured on Japanese TV
NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, will be on the University Park campus tomorrow (Jan. 22) to film the Penn State interdisciplinary team that has advanced to the third phase of NASA’s $3.1-million 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.
Davis receives best paper award at human and computing interaction conference
Felecia Davis, an assistant professor of architecture in the Stuckeman School, brought home a best paper award from the Human and Computing Interaction International 2018 Conference, which was held earlier this year in Las Vegas.
SCDC Lecture: José Beirão
The Stuckeman Center for Design Computing welcomes José Beirão, who will deliver a lunchtime lecture – Urban Challenges: From Streets to Regions – in the Stuckeman School Jury Space on Wednesday, February 21, at 12:00 Noon.
International Symposium: Mass Customization and Design Democracy
Thanks to parametric design and digital fabrication it is now possible to massproduce non-standard, highly differentiated products, from shoes and tableware to furniture and now even houses.
"City, Energy, Information" Symposium
Cities of the 21st century are facing radical changes and dynamic challenges.
English wheels and robots: MS.Arch student Vazquez explores novel metal-forming process at Zahner
Elena Vazquez, Penn State architecture graduate student and Paraguayan Fulbright scholar, had exactly ten weeks to combine a 19th-century metal-forming machine and a cutting-edge 6-axis CNC robot, as well as write the computational design software
Flying down to Rio – students use digital technology to explore design solutions for Brazilian favela
As the world’s population grows, so does the problem of affordable housing. The Stuckeman School's "Rio Studio" blended virtual reality technology and remote site visits with on-site student and community engagement in Brazil.
Nazarian and Duarte Lead Penn State Team to Second-Place Finish in NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
An interdisciplinary Penn State team led by Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture faculty members Shadi Nazarian and José Duarte earned second place and a $150,000 prize in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.
Diarte and Rodriguez take first place awards in Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition
Julio Diarte and Angelica Rodriguez – both Architecture graduate students – each garnered first place awards in Penn State's 32nd Annual Graduate Research Exhibition