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Terry  KnightTerry Knight- Professor
Terry Knight joined the faculty in 1996, after teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles beginning in 1988. She conducts research and teaches in the area of computation. Since the early 1980s, her work has focused on the theory and application of shape grammars.
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William  MitchellWilliam Mitchell- Professor
wjm@mit.eduwebsite: http://www.media.mit.edu/people/remembering-bill-mitchell
William J. Mitchell, Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences, and Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. (1954) Professor, passed away on June 11, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He was director of the MIT Design Laboratory and the Media Lab's Smart Cities research group. He was formerly Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and Head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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Takehiko  NagakuraTakehiko Nagakura- Associate Professor
takehiko@mit.eduwebsite: http://cat2.mit.edu/takehiko
Takehiko Nagakura is an architect from Tokyo. At MIT, he teaches courses related comp uter-aided design, and his research focuses on the representation and computation of architectural space and fo rmal design knowledge. He has founded and led Architecture, Representation and Computation group (ARC) since 1996. His recent projects includes Gushikawa Orchid Center in Okinawa, Unbuilt Monuments, and Deskrama.
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William  Porter William Porter - Professor Emeritus
William Porter has taught studios in urban and architectural design and seminars in design methods and theory. His research has focused on methods and processes of design of individuals and groups. He has led the SMArchS program focusing on these areas for the last dozen years.
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Larry  SassLarry Sass- Associate Professor
lsass@mit.eduwebsite: http://ddf.mit.edu/people/index.html
Larry Sass conducts research in the area of rapid prototyping and its relationship to building construction. Current research projects are focused on the design fabrication using computer modeling and prototyping to be used as representational tools in the design process vs paper drawings.
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Dennis  SheldenDennis Shelden- Associate Professor of Practice
Dennis Shelden teaches and conducts work in architectural geometry and digitally integrated professional practice. His professional work focuses on applications of building information and digital media to improve professional design and construction methods. He teaches design and construction applications of geometry, digital modeling and information management. He is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Design and Computation, and co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gehry Technologies. He received his education at MIT.
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George  StinyGeorge Stiny- Professor
George Stiny, a theorist of design and computation, joined the Department of Architecture in 1996 after fifteen years on the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles. Educated at MIT and at UCLA, where he received a PhD in Engineering, Stiny has also taught at the University of Sydney, the Royal College of Art (London), and the Open University.
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