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UB Lecture Series – Biosynthetic Design: Towards Adaptive Architecture

March 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jenny E. Sabin is an architectural designer whose work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of responsive material structures and ecological spatial interventions for diverse audiences. 

Biosynthetic Design: Towards Adaptive Architecture

Sabin will present ongoing trans-disciplinary research and design spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, fiber science, fashion, mechanical and structural engineering, and architecture. Sabin’s collaborative research, teaching, and design practice focus on the contextual, material, and formal intersections between architecture, science, and emerging technologies.

The material world that this type of research interrogates reveals examples of nonlinear fabrication and self-assembly at the surface, and at a deeper structural level. In parallel, this work offers up novel possibilities that question and redefine architecture within the greater scope of generative design, sustainability, and fabrication.


March 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Hayes Hall – UB School of Architecture and Planning
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, 14214 United States
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