Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Sciame Lecture Series: Doris Sung

Taming Thermobimetals to Behave


Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Sciame Auditorium (107)


Faculty Intro: Frank Melendez, Assistant Professor

After receiving degrees at Princeton and Columbia, Doris Sung practiced architecture in various cities across the U.S., while teaching at USC, SCI-Arc, University of Colorado and the Catholic University of America. In 1999, she opened her office, DOSU Studio Architecture, and soon received many awards for her work, including the prestigious accolades of AIA Young-Designer-of-the-Year, ACSA Faculty Design Awards, R+D Honorable Mention from Architect Magazine, Spark! Award, a World Technology Award and the [next idea] award from ARS Electronica. Currently, she is working on developing smart thermobimetals and other shape-memory alloys unfamiliar to architecture as potential "third" skins (the first is human flesh, the second clothing and the third architecture).  Its ability to curl when heated allows the outer surface of the building envelope to biomimetically respond to the environment by shading sun, self-ventilating, shape-changing and self-structuring. Her TEDx talk on TED.com has now surpassed 1.1 million views.

Selected Bibliography: Fall 2017 Lecture Series: “Transdisciplinary”


All lectures are free, open to the public, and held at 6:30 pm in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium. Continuing Education Credit for registered New York architects is available.

Lecture series sponsored by Sciame . . . Where Building Is an Art.

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