The 2014 Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion Series continues with Brad Bell, moderating “Research-Based Design Practice.”
The post-1968 architectural design theory era has come to a close. A new moment has arrived that promotes innovation through the insertion of design research into today’s architectural practice. This panel will examine how new advances in digital technology have specifically accelerated this to take place and discuss what role research will play in shaping the design education and profession moving forward.
Brad Bell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses 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 12 years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. In 2012 Bell started TOPOCAST, a design and consultation firm focused on the implementation of innovative methods in casting through the application of digital fabrication technologies.