Kyle Talbott, Associate Professor
Kyle Talbott is an Associate Professor of Architecture and a founding partner of dF Workshop, a multidisciplinary design, prototyping and fabrication shop. Professor Talbott’s recent applied research uses parametric fabrication techniques to alter off-the-shelf building components. The result is mutated systems of construction that are exotic and cheap. Professor Talbott currently conducts two lines of basic research. One examines the special kind of experimentation used by fabricators to achieve their aesthetic intentions. The research identifies how fabricators successfully control a complex material world, a world that is inherently opaque and unruly, resistant to their intentions. In the other line of research, he investigates the affect of architecture on human actions, searching for a definitive answer to the question of choice in architecture. To what extent does an inhabitant choose his actions while occupying a place, and to what extent are his actions mandated by the walls around him? Architects need moral and aesthetic guidance on this fundamental question, guidance that transcends the reductive claims popular throughout the 20th century.
Texas A&M University, Master of Architecture, 1993
Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Environmental Design, magna cum laude, 1991
Design studio, emerging digital technologies and contemporary design theory
Arch 390/790 Digital Design
Arch 497/797 Study Abroad: Design Studio
Arch 497/797 Study Abroad: Arch History and Theory
Arch 497/797 Study Abroad: Independent Study
Arch 583 Advanced Topics in Digital Design (generative and instrumental scripting)
Arch 781 Virtual Modeling (parametric modeling and visualization)
Arch 815 Studies in Architectural Technology and Theory (digital fabrication studio) - Microcosm
Arch 875 Studies in Facility Planning and Design (human/architecture interaction studio)
“Menomonee Valley Pavilion,” Architecture Now!: Volume 7, Taschen: London, with Barkow Leibinger Architects, accepted for publication.
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