Award for Teaching Excellence, Greg Lynn


Professor Greg Lynn is the recipient of this years Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Award for Teaching Excellence. This year’s awardees were honored on October 24-26 2013 as part of the ACADIA 2013 ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE International Conference  at the University of Waterloo in cooperation with the University at Buffalo, SUNY and the University of Nottingham.

Inaugurated in 1998, the ACADIA Award of Excellence represents recognition, by colleagues worldwide, of consistent contributions and impact upon the field of architectural computing. The ACADIA Award of Excellence categories include: Digital Practice that recognizes creative design work that advances the discipline of architecture through development and use of digital media; Innovative Research that recognizes innovative research that contributes to the field of digital design in architecture; Innovative Academic Program that recognizes an innovative academic program that contributes to the education of students in the field of digital design; Teaching Excellence that recognizes innovative teaching in the field of digital architecture; and the Society Award that recognizes extraordinary contributions and service to the ACADIA community.

Teaching Excellence - Greg Lynn UCLA, Greg Lynn FORMGreg Lynn is an innovator who continues to pioneer the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings, and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced materials and technologies for design and fabrication. He is the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University and a Studio Professor at UCLA’s school of Architecture and Urban Design where he is currently spearheading the development of an experimental research robotics lab. His teaching has spanned nearly two decades of highly innovative teaching at a number of schools worldwide, including Columbia University, ETH in Zurich, UCLA, Yale, and Angewande in Vienna.