Inside SCI-Arc


12.02.11 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Devyn Weiser: 2020

SCI-Arc's new format for its Friday faculty talk series features a 20-minute faculty presentation, followed by a 30-minute discussion with Cultural Studies Coordinator Todd Gannon.
This lecture is scheduled to begin at 1pm in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall.

Devyn Weiser
Friday, December 2, 1pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by John Enright

Devyn Weiser is Principal-in-Charge of Design at Testa/Weiser and co-founder of the MIT Emergent Design Group (EDG). At Testa/Weiser she leads a wide range of projects from product design to large-scale architecture. Current work includes Vaporware (VPR), the world’s largest ocean-based energy infrastructure with pilot projects for California and Cape Verde; Automorphic Strand Tower, robotically pultruded fiber structure; King's Road Apparel Shop, all composite structure in West Hollywood; and FML 001, fiber metal laminate house in Santa Monica. With a consortium of industry partners she directs ESCape, an open source platform for decentralized waste-to-energy (WtE) solutions.

Weiser's work is exhibited at leading museums and galleries worldwide including recent shows in Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, and Beijing. She is the author of more than a dozen research papers on architecture, design, composites, computation and robotics. Her work is regularly published in international art, architecture, design, engineering, and scientific journals as well as major newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Times of London.

Weiser has been a Visiting Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the SCI-Arc Design Faculty in 2005 and currently serves as Undergraduate Thesis Coordinator. In 2010, Weiser initiated and designed the SCI-Arc Robot House sponsored by Stäubli Robotics.

Devyn Weiser holds a B.F.A. and B.Arch. (with honors) from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MSAAD from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.