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Bell to speak at fabrication tech conference

January 13, 2012

School of Architecture Assistant Professor Brad Bell Will be speaking at the Metals in Construction 2012 Facades Conference on February 16, 2012 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in New York City.

The conference assembles leading designers and fabricators to explore their collaboration through case studies of recent work and roundtable discussions. This event is the first in a series of conferences planned to help designers and builders understand how technology can transform design aspirations into reality.  The conference offers an opportunity for industry professionals to survey the possibilities of designing with metals in the digital age.

Brad Bell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Arlington where he researches and teaches on the integration of digital fabrication technologies into the architectural design process. He has lectured, taught, and written on the uses of such technologies for the past 10 years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. Brad is a founder and co-director of TEX-FAB *Digital Fabrication Alliance, a regional platform for the dissemination of issues related to computational fabrication. And as principal of brad bell studio, he has completed projects in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. His practice focuses on adapting contextual and regional construction methodologies with new digital fabrication techniques.

The Metals in Construction 2012 Facades Conference is presented by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York and The Architect’s Newspaper.