Thursday, February 5th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm
In The Design Department Lecture Hall (DESN 112) at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5
It is intended that this lecture serves to spawn innovation in interactive architecture by not just highlighting a series of projects and clarifying how they were designed and built but that it acts as a catalyst for thinking about how our buildings and environments can truly impact our lives.
Michael Fox is a founding partner of FoxLin. He is involved in all aspects of projects as both manager and designer. Specifically, he manages the Los Angeles, International, and Interactive projects communications for the firm. He was born in a small town in Oregon, and has since lived in and visited over 30 countries before settling in the beautiful state of California. He has lived in both the hustle of Tokyo and in solitude in a cabin in Alaska. Now a father of 3 and owner of FoxLin, he is happy to be close to the beach in the beautiful town of Dana Point. He is very involved with his local community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and on the City Homeless Task Force.
He is the Author of the book Interactive Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press and the upcoming book entitled: IA: Adaptive World. In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT as a sponsored research group to investigate interactive architecture. His practice, teaching and research are centered on interactive architecture. He is the President of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) and has lectured internationally on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture. Michael has won numerous awards in architectural ideas competitions and his masters’ thesis at MIT received the outstanding thesis award for his work on computation and design processes. Fox’s work has been featured in numerous international periodicals and books, and has been exhibited worldwide most recently at the 2013 Venice Biennale. His work has been funded by NASA, the Annenberg Foundation, the Graham Foundation and others. Fox is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and has taught on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture at MIT, The Hong Polytechnic University, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_ARC) in Los Angeles as well as numerous international workshops.