UH TEX-FAB Event Bridging Digital Designs, Physical Environment

Digital technology continues to shape our physical world. Increasingly, designers develop art, architecture, urban resources and other material concepts using high tech tools.

TEX-FAB is a network of organizations and professionals committed to the exploration of three-dimensional design and digital production of building components. Founded by architects and designers in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, TEX-FAB hosts events where industry professionals, students and educators can share ideas and information.

The University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will host the TEX-FAB 2.0 Event Feb. 10 - 13. The event will offer lectures and workshops led by noted industry leaders. For additional details on the symposium or to register for workshops, visit www.tex-fab.net.

The event centers on the unveiling in the College of Architecture Atrium of the winning proposal of the REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition organized by TEX-FAB.  The winner of the competition Vlad Tenu, a young Romanian designer from London, will be lecturing on his work of computational architecture called "Minimal Complexity" which has been realized by TEX-FAB, local fabricators in Houston and UH College of Architecture students.

All TEX-FAB lectures are free and open to the public. They are conducted in the College of Architecture's Theater. Workshops require paid registration.

A schedule of events is as follows.

Feb. 10
5 - 6 p.m.
Publication Launch Party in the UH College of Architecture's Keeland Center

Rice Design Alliance/Cite Magazine: Fabrication
6 - 7 p.m.
"Complicity and Simplexity" - Keynote Lecture in the College of Architecture Theater
Branko Kolarevic, Associate Dean, Chair in Integrated Design at the University of Calgary

Feb. 11
Professional Lectures in the College of Architecture Theater

2 - 3:15 p.m.
"Build Your Own CNC"
Patrick Hood Daniel, BuildYourCNC.com

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
"Applied Digital Fabrication"
Joe Meppelink, UH Adjunct Assistant Professor
Andrew Vrana, UH Visiting Assistant Professor

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
"Adding Intelligence to Building Surfaces"
L. William Zahner, CEO and president of Zahner


5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
"Minimal Complexity"
Vlad Tenu, REPEAT Competition Winner


6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
TEX-FAB REPEAT Competition - Exhibition Opening Reception in UH College of Architecture Atrium

Feb. 12 - 13

UH College of Architecture Digital Design Workshops

Instructors:  Marc Fornes (THEVERYMANY), Chris Lasch (Aranda/Lasch), Gil Akos and Ronnie Parson (Studio MODE), Bradley Bell (University of Texas at Arlington) and Kevin McClellan (University of Texas at San Antonio).