Wednesday, November 10, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Volkan Alkanoglu
Fornes's professional work experience includes Zaha Hadid Architects, where he was project architect, from competition to tender documentation, for an experimental Mediatheque in Pau. During his three years on the project, he directed the material research and geometrical development for the largest self-supported carbon fibre shell to date.
Fornes taught design studio at University of Michigan in spring 2009 and this last term a seminar at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
In parallel to academia, Fornes is also teaching professional Rhinoscript classes for McNeel US and Europe.
In 2007, he co-produced and curated Scriptedbypurpose —an exhibition exclusively focused on scripted processes within design—and recently curated the European section for the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Beijing.
Fornes graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London in 2004, after having previously studied in France and Sweden (KTH).