Speaker: Joseph Choma
Founder of the Design Topology Lab
Joseph Choma is the Founder of the Design Topology Lab and an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Clemson University, USA.
He is the author of 'Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers' (Laurence King Publishing, 2015) and 'Études for Architects' (Routledge, 2018). As a researcher, his interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, folding, structure and materials.
As an educator, he is invested in the advancement of design pedagogy through computational thinking.
His work has been shown in four solo exhibitions and eighteen group exhibitions internationally. In 2013, he was awarded the Emerging Voices citation by AIA Atlanta. In 2017, Choma led a team which was awarded First Place in the Composites in Architecture Design Challenge presented by the Architectural Division of the American Composites Manufacturers Association.
In 2018, he was a keynote speaker at the Future of Architecture and Building Biennale in Mumbai, India.
He has also given invited lectures at the ETH Zurich, Cornell University, Georgia Tech and taught a workshop at Carnegie Mellon University.
His recent material explorations have been noted by CompositesWorld Magazine as "spearheading research into the use of foldable composites". Choma completed graduate studies in design and computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.