Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), in collaboration with its Academic Partner, the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), will present the Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) fifth International Think Tank on June 1, 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany. Leading educators, architects, engineers, fabricators, contractors, artists and other industry experts across a range of related industries will gather to explore new approaches that address the chronic adversarial atmosphere that has inhibited the progress of the architecture / engineering / construction industry for many years.
The event is an open dialogue that simultaneously pushes today’s industry leaders to think differently and informs educators on trends that could transform how the next generation of architectural professionals are educated. C-BIP works with the premise that we cannot change the future of our industry without transforming the education of our future leaders, which begins with a renewed engagement between academia and industry.The Columbia Building Intelligence Project is made possible by the generous support of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™.
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The C-BIP Stuttgart Think Tank, entitled “Manufacturing Change” is open to the public and will take place on June 1, 2011, from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design,Pfaffenwaldring 14, 70569 at the University of Stuttgart. http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ilek/.
Participants are being asked to rethink the future of the building industry in four 60-minute sessions of short pecha-kucha style presentations followed by roundtable discussions. The first two sessions, Manufactured Material and Manufactured Processes will focus on how processes of manufacture, new performative materials, and means of design and engineering have changed the way we build. Sessions three and four, Manufactured Assemblies and Manufactured Facilities, will explore the works we build and how manufacturing has had a fundamental impact on the use and production of the world around us.
C-BIP is a three-year pilot project comprised of a series of local and international Think Tanks coordinated with the Integrated Design Studios (IDS) and associated research seminars at GSAPP. The project was launched in the fall of 2009 with a Think Tank in New York, followed by London in June 2010, a third in Tokyo in November 2010, and returning to New York in February 2011, to recommence the annual sequence. The Think Tanks act as a catalyst to establish a broad foundation for the C-BIP Integrated Design Studio that takes place each spring. As a pioneer of digital design and one of the leaders in contemporary thought in architectural education, Columbia University GSAPP is dedicated to fostering discussion and debate about the future of the architecture / engineering / construction industry through academic research and professional instruction in order to develop the next generation of industry leaders. Exploring new forms of industry collaboration is the key to a successful future and will lead to a renewed connection between designers and builders.
“The Columbia Building Intelligence Project supports a series of integrated studios and public conversations devoted to advancing the dialogue about the building industry. The aim of the project is to change the very nature of the conversation from one that is highly adversarial to one that is collaborative and to explore new relationships that have the potential to transform the building industry.” - Mark Wigley, Dean, GSAPP. "The building sector has to undergo fundamental changes in order to cope with the economic, ecological and social challenges of the 21st century. The research performed by GSAPP and ILEK is an important contribution towards making these changes possible. The Columbia Building Intelligence Project presents a unique opportunity to bring the two institutions together and to connect them to experts from a very broad range of disciplines. The resulting dialogue will definitely make an impact and provide inspiration for everybody involved.” - Werner Sobek, ILEK
Among the speakers and moderators who will participate are: PHILLIP ANZALONE Director, Building Science and Technology Sequence, Columbia University GSAPP; Moderator (USA) / FRANK BARKOW Partner, Barkow Leibinger Architects (Germany) / JIM BARRETT National Director of Integrated Building Solutions, Turner Construction Company (USA) / JOHAN BETTUM Professor of Architecture & Program Director, Städelschule Architecture (Germany) / MARCEL BILOW Partner, Imagine Envelope (The Netherlands) / MARTIN HAAS Partner, Behnisch Architekten (Germany) / EDWIN B. HATHAWAY CEO, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™ (USA) / MATHIAS KAMMUELLER CEO, Trumpf (Germany) / PAUL KATZ President, KPF (USA) / SCOTT MARBLE Director of Integrated Design, Columbia University GSAPP (USA) / RITA MCBRIDE Artist (Germany) / MICHAEL REIFER Partner, Frener & Reifer (Germany) / WOLFGANG RIEDER CEO, FiberC (Austria) / SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (USA) / HARTMUT SINKWITZ Director Center of Competence Interior Design, Daimler AG (Germany) / WERNER SOBEK CEO, Werner Sobek Engineering & Design (Germany) / PETER THORNING Chief Operations Officer, Fiberline Composites A/S (Denmark) / HEIKO TRUMPF Principal, Werner Sobek Engineering and Design; Moderator (Germany) / JAN SCHELLHOFF, Associate, UNstudio (The Netherlands) / MARK WIGLEY Dean, Columbia University GSAPP; Moderator (USA) / TOMOHIKO YAMANASHI Chief Architect, Design Section, Nikken Sekki (Japan)
The C-BIP Stuttgart Think Tank is open to the public and will take place on June 1, 2011 at the Pavilion of The Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design, Pfaffenwaldring 14, 70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen, at the University of Stuttgart. http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ilek/
11:00 - 11:30 Tour of ILEK for Participants and Press
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch for Participants and Press
12:30 – 13:00 Introductions Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP, USA Edwin B. Hathaway, CEO, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelopeTM, USA Phillip Anzalone, Chair, C-BIP International Think Tank, USA Scott Marble, Chair, C-BIP Integrated Design Studio, USA
13:00 – 14:00 Panel 1: Manufactured Materials Moderator: Phillip Anzalone, Director of Building Science and Technology, Columbia University GSAPP, USA Peter Thorning, COO, Fiberline Composites A/S, Denmark Rita McBride, Artist, Germany Wolfgang Rieder, CEO, FiberC, Austria Michael Reifer, Partner, Frener & Reifer, Germany
14:00 – 15:00 Panel 2: Manufactured Processes Moderator: Heiko Trumpf, Principal, Werner Sobek Engineering and Design, Germany Tomohiko Yamanashi, Chief Architect, Design Section, Nikken Sekki, Japan Jim Barrett, National Director of Integrated Building Solutions, Turner Construction Company, USA Mathias Kammueller, CEO, Trumpf, Germany Shohei Shigematsu, Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, USA
15:00 – 15:30 – Break
15:30 – 16:30 Panel 3: Manufactured Assemblies Moderator: Werner Sobek, CEO, Werner Sobek Engineering & Design,Germany Marcel Bilow, Partner, Imagine Envelope, The Netherlands Martin Haas, Partner, Behnisch Architekten, Germany Hartmut Sinkwitz, Director Center of Competence Interior Design, Dailmer AG, Germany Jan Schellhoff, Associate, UNStudio, The Netherlands
16:30 – 17:30 Panel 4: Manufactured Facilities Moderator: Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP, USA Paul Katz, President, KPF, USA Johan Bettum, Professor of Architecture & Program Director, Städelschule Architecture, Germany Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architects, Germany Scott Marble, Director of Integrated Design, Columbia University GSAPP, USA
17:30 - 20:00 Reception
More information about C-BIP and previous Think Tanks held in New York, London and Tokyo can be found at: www.arch.columbia.edu/c-bip or contact the following:
Lucia Haladjian - Special Events Coordinator, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, USA. Tel: +1-212-851-5894 Fax: +1-212-864-0410