WWW Drawing Symposium: Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel

When 11 May 2013
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Where The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
United States

May 11, 2013, 2-4pm

Co-organized by the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Penn State University, and The Drawing Center

At this afternoon symposium, renowned architects will meet rising stars from the worlds of fine art and computational design to discuss the evolution of architectural drawing in a digital age. How might digital technologies become capable of producing the calligraphic and gestural qualities often thought to be the exclusive domain of hand drawing? Representing diverse positions with regard to contemporary drawing, invited speakers will present current projects — including robotic drawing machines, large scale hand drawings, and art installations — that point to potential hybrids between analog and digital techniques, for both poetic and practical purposes.

During the WWW Drawing Workshop — held at Penn State University’s Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from March 29-31, 2013 — Penn State students produced three different large-scale hand-drawings, working in teams under the direction of architects Mark West, Michael Webb and James Wines, the eponymous W’s of the project title. See time lapse sequences of the drawings in production led by WinesWest, and Webb.


Daniel Cardoso Llach, architect, scholar of design and technology, and Assistant Professor of Architecture, Penn State University
Andrew Heumann, architectural designer and computational design specialist, NBBJ, Seattle
Jürg Lehni, artist, designer, and programmer, UCLA Design | Media Arts
Ann Tarantino, artist and Professor of Art and Landscape Architecture, Penn State University
Seher Shah, artist, New York
Michael Webb, architect, founding member of Archigram, and professor, The Cooper Union
Mark West, architect, and professor and founder of C.A.S.T. (Center for Architectural Structures and Technology), University of Manitoba
James Wines, President, SITE Architecture, Art & Design, New York, and Professor of Architecture, Penn State University


Mehrdad Hadighi, Department Head of Architecture, Professor, and Stuckeman Chair of Integrative Design, Stuckeman School, Penn State University
Janet Abrams, artist and Director of Special Projects, Stuckeman School, Penn State University

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