School of Architecture Symposium: Measuring the Unseen

Date: April 4, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Flex Space, Caddell Building

School of Architecture Symposium: Measuring the Unseen

A symposium about building a cultural framework for design and technology.


Julie Ju-Youn Kim, Associate Chair, School of Architecture


Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Design, Yale University

Anna Dyson, Director, Center of Architecture Science and Ecology, RPI + SOM

Sheila Kennedy, FAIA, Principal, KVA Matx

Followed by conversations with:

Jennifer Clark, Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Associate Professor, GT School of Public Policy

Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Executive Director, GT Institute for People and Technology
Professor, GT School of Interactive Computing

Sophisticated knowledge and skills in the right hands and minds can empower designers to make smarter design choices, but these instruments are not prescriptive. The balance lies between the space of the qualitative and the quantitative, between the immeasurable and the scientific. In this field of high-tech and big data, where are the spaces for the ephemeral, the un-quantifiable, in an arena driven by metrics and computation? How can technology not prescribe but rather leverage and amplify the articulation of the thoughtfully considered design artifact? What are the possibilities when the skills of the craftsperson are merged with cutting-edge tools?

This symposium will share the innovative research and creative production of the work of design leaders operating at the intersection of architecture, art, culture and technology.

Reception to immediately follow from 4-6pm in the Architecture West building, 1st floor atrium.

1:00 - 4:00pm - Monday, April 4th, 2016 - Flex Space, Caddell Building - 276 Fifth Street - Atlanta, GA 30332

Location: Caddell Building

Parking Options

For More Information Contact

Tia Jewell
Communications & Events
School of Architecture
Georgia Tech