Dennis Shelden

Dennis Shelden, Gehry Technologies founder and chief technologies officer

A.UD Lectures


Monday, February 24, 2014 | Reception 5:45pm | Lecture begins at 6:30pm

Dennis R. Shelden
Co-leader,  Gehry/Gehry Technologies SUPRASTUDIO; Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gehry Technologies

Dennis R. Shelden is co-teaching with Frank Gehry for the 2013-14 Gehry/ Gehry Technologies SUPRASTUDIO at UCLA A.UD. Shelden is  founder and chief technology officer of Gehry Technologies, a building industry technology company formed in 2001 by the research and development team of Frank Gehry Partners. He joined Gehry Partners in 1997 and became Director of Computing in 2000. Prior to joining Gehry Partners, he performed structural engineering, energy systems and technology development work at firms including Arup, Consultants’ Computation Bureau and Cyra Systems.

He is Associate Professor of the Practice in Computation and Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and part of the PowerPack team at UCLA’s IDEAS program. He lectures and conducts research in building industry process advancement, parametric building information modeling, computational geometry, and design cognition. He holds a B.S. in Architectural Design, an M.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computation and Design from MIT. He is a licensed Architect in the State of California.

Culture of IDEAS

Organized by Professor Greg Lynn, the Culture of IDEAS Lecture Series will show that an engagement with popular and commercial culture combined with a specific critical vision yields not only culturally relevant design work, but more importantly, creative and innovative design.  By focusing on contemporary issues of experience, technology, craft, urbanism or commerce the role of the architect is expanded and empowered in new ways by these lecturers. Presenters will return to UCLA in June to participate in our annual RUMBLE symposium.

Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
Info: 310.267.4704
Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)

Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.
Alternative parking is available at Self-Service Parking Pay Stations  
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