This lecture is part of the Environmental and Interior Design (EID) Lecture Series.
Sara Codarin, Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design
Sara Codarin is a techno-optimist, and she loves robots. Sara is an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design. She earned her PhD from the University of Ferrara, Italy, with a dissertation investigating robotic manufacturing processes for the conservation of Cultural Heritage. She looked at innovative methods to update design workflows with a technology-driven approach. Her first-hand experimentations simulated on-site robo-fabrication processes to produce customized units for the recovery of damaged buildings. Her work is tied to broader economic, technological, and social changes that will affect the building culture in the next future. She holds an MArch from the University of Ferrara, where she was awarded two scholarships to study abroad at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et de Paysage in Bordeaux, France, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, Canada. She conducts research in the field of large-scale additive manufacturing, robotic fabrication, ecological issues, and digital craft. She publishes her research outcomes consistently and serves as a reviewer for international conferences and journals. Her research themes resonate in her graduate and undergraduate courses, ranging from lecture classes, labs, and design studios. She has presented her work within the DigitalFUTURES consortium and will conduct an online robotic fabrication workshop for ACADIA 2022, hosted by UPenn, Weitzman School of Design. She received the Crain's Detroit 2022 Notable Women in Design and Construction award and will exhibit her most recent work at the Ford House during the Detroit Month of Design.
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