Turning artificial intelligence designs into sculpture
Patterns created by a design software program were fabricated into an eight foot-tall sculpture by Quinn McCormack in a third-year environmental design studio led by Gabriel Esquivel, associate professor of architecture.
In the piece, “Autonomous Façade,” McCormack explored turning a design created by artificial intelligence into a piece influenced by graffiti and the dazzling look of neon signage in Tokyo.
Elements of the piece were cut at the Automated Fabrication & Design Lab at the RELLIS campus, assembled in an off-campus garage and painted on a porch at McCormack’s apartment.
“Autonomous Façade” is part of “Fresh Vision II,” an exhibit of student work that opens at the Wright Gallery May 23, 2022.
Architecture department head elevated to AIA College of Fellows
Exceptional contributions to architecture, design education, and society have elevated Greg Luhan, head of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture, to membership in the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, a distinction held by only three percent of AIA members.
Students and a robot combine to provide temporary new look to quad outside Langford A
The Architecture Quad got a temporary new look March 26-27 with labyrinth patterns created by environmental design students. Their designs were transferred to a robot that applied the patterns as it rolled along the quad.