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Platform and Automation Lab: Robot Annex Launch08:17

The new Robot Annex for the Platform and Automation Lab will allow SCI-Arc students and faculty to advance new architectural thinking through automated production and material exploration. Made possible through grants from the Parson's and Ahmanson foundations, the Annex and its ABB IRB 6700 robot provides infrastructure and opportunity for both faculty lead, funded projects, and student lead independent research in the MS Architectural Technology program into novel sustainable construction methods. Current projects include a funded project from USFS on optimized laminated timber construction and student lead research into bio-polymer 3D printing.

Project Credits:
Bill Ahmanson, The Ahmanson Foundation, President
Wendy Garen, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Former President and CEO
Hernan Diaz Alonso, SCI-Arc Director
John Enright, SCI-Arc Vice Director
Pamela Millier, Co-Director of Development
Erik Ghenoiu, SCI-Arc Faculty and Coordinator of Sponsored Research & Learning Assessment
Masha Hupalo, SCI-Arc Faculty and Senior Research Associate
M. Casey Rehm, SCI-Arc MS Architectural Technologies Coordinator, Faculty Director of the Platform and Automation Lab
Carolina Garcia, SCI-Arc MS Architectural Technologies Student and Research Assistant
Andrew Depew, SCI-Arc MS Architectural Technologies Student and Research Assistant
Andrew Chittendon, SCI-Arc Research Associate

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