Wednesday, September 29, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
David Benjamin is Principal of architecture firm The Living, and Director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The practice and the lab emphasize open source research and design.
Recent projects include Living City—a platform for buildings to talk to one another; Living Light—a pavilion in Seoul that displays air quality and public interest in the environment; Proof—a series of design studios that explore testing and evolutionary computation as exploration techniques; and Architecture Biosynthesis—a hands-on research initiative about synthetic biology, DNA programming, and innovation in buildings. Before receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia, Benjamin graduated from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies.