Department or Unit
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Susannah Dickinson’s work explores the relationship that computational design and fabrication processes can have in the development of more ecologically responsive environments. This stems from a background in digital processes, parametric modeling, building information modeling (BIM), and digital fabrication, largely gained through years of professional experience in the offices of Frank O. Gehry, Los Angeles and SHoP Architects, New York. This technological background is coupled with a belief that it is our responsibility as architects to be concerned with the entire built and natural environment. Her research connects multi-scalar biomimetics and complexity theory with digital processes and design pedagogy. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) and her recent design studio won the 2018 Architect Magazine Sloan Studio Prize.
Biosphere 2 Quote
"Biosphere 2 is a world-renowned facility right on our doorstep! It can assist our students and us, in our understanding and knowledge of the built and natural environments in all their hybrid, inter-connected forms. This knowledge, I believe, is paramount in helping our students lead the way forwards in our Anthropocene Age."