image source: Philip Mana & Robert Brackett
Introduced to Digital Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping while completing my Masters in Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP, I refined my skills and understanding of the technology while working at Associated Fabrication.
I spent three years with AF, serving as designer, fabrication engineer, shop manager, production manager, fabricator, and installer. This provided me with a uniquely in depth knowledge of digital fabrication projects from design to installation. We specialized in 3 Axis CNC milling and 3D surface thermoforming of corian and other solid surface materials.
Independent Study with Philip Mana during our final semester at Columbia. A crash course introduction to the ins and outs of CNC fabrication. Our aim was to employ the tested fabrication techniques to produce sensation through form and material.
We worked beyond the Digital technology to explore materials through casting, surfacing, and coating. We gained strong experience with 3D form and mold productions.
The project culminated with an exhibition at the GSAPP end of year show.