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Rusher selected for journal contribution

August 16, 2006

University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture Professor Tom Rusher is among thirty Principal Investigators selected by Chris Yessios, Founder of Autodessys, Inc., to contribute an article on Digital and Analogue Design Integration for the Form_Z Joint Study Journal. Professor Rusher was chosen from a field which included faculty from a number of esteemed universities. including Columbia, Harvard, Berkeley, the Cooper Union, and a number of international schools.

Autodessys (or auto·des·sys, automated design systems) is a privately held company formed in 1989. It was founded with the aim of creating the tools enabling advanced 3D modeling on personal computers at an affordable price, developing technology that was before only available on large computers and in research laboratories. The company’s flagship modeling software product, Form_Z, was released in 1991.

Professor Rusher’s article, Digital/Analogue Methodologies: Integration and Abstraction, was written as part of the Form_Z Joint Study Program, for which Rusher has served as the Principle Investigator for the past four years. He will also be publishing UT Arlington student works from the Design Communications III class in the 2005-2006 Form_Z Joint Study publication. This will be the fourth year of publishing in this journal.

Tom Rusher attended UT Arlington and Columbia University in New York City. He has been an Adjunct Professor at UT Arlington since 2002.

Tom Rusher