Kentaro Tsubaki Lecture

PROJECTIVE DRAWING: Virtue of Indeterminacy in Design and Making


On Monday, January 26, 2015 in Richardson Memorial Hall room 201 Assistant Professor Kentaro Tsubaki will present a lecture titled "PROJECTIVE DRAWING: Virtue of Indeterminacy in Design and Making." There will be a reception at 5pm in the Favrot Lobby and the lecture will begin at 6pm. This lecture is free and open to the public. AIA continuing education credits will be offered.

Kentaro Tsubaki, RA, is the Director of the Graduate Program of Architecture and is an assistant professor. He joined the School of Architecture faculty in the Fall of 2009 from Texas Tech University, where he was an Assistant Professor. Tsubaki holds a B.S. in Physics from Kyoto University, a First Professional Master of Architecture from University of Colorado in Denver, and a Post-Professional Master of Architecture from Cranbook Academy of Art. Tsubaki’s background in experimental physics and phenomenology-based education at Cranbrook laid the groundwork for his empirical approach to architectural education, the subject of his numerous papers and presentations. Prior to pursuing his academic career, Tsubaki honed his architectural practice as an Associate at Pasanella + Klein, Stolzman + Berg Architects, P.C. Tsubaki’s primary area of interest is the subject of materiality and logic of construction. He is currently developing a notational drawing system specifically invented to document the complex folded surfaces of formwork unpractical to represent with traditional pictorial drawings or computer modeling. As a design educator, his primary concern is to raise the spatial and material awareness of students in the early stages of design education. His research explores theories and methods to encourage hands-on, trial and error experience through phenomenological explorations and to consciously integrate them into the decision-making process.
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