ACADIA 2012 to Feature Work by Architecture Prof

Work by Woodbury University School of Architecture professor Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter will be featured at ACADIA 2012, the annual international conference on computational methods of design taking place October 18-21 in San Francisco. 'Bloom,' Wahlroos-Ritter’s experimental collaboration with Doris Sung and Matthew Melnyk using smart thermobimetal that responds to the heat of the sun, will be on view.  'Bloom' was made possible with grants from the LA County Arts Commission, AIA Upjohn Fellowship, Arnold W. Brunner Award, Graham Foundation Grant, USC ASHSS Award, USC URAP Award, Woodbury Faculty Development Award, and in-kind donations from Engineered Materials Solutions.

Wahlroos-Ritter is an architect, educator, and design consultant specializing in the building envelope and the experimental architectural use of glass.  She received her M.Arch at UCLA and is currently Chair of the Graduate Architecture Department in Los Angeles at Woodbury University.  Her past teaching experiences include Yale University, SCI-Arc, the Bartlett, Oxford School of Architecture, and Cornell University.


This year's ACADIA conference is hosted by California College of the Arts.  ACADIA was formed for the purpose of facilitating communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. The organization is committed to the research and development of computational methods that enhance design creativity, rather than simply production, and that aim at contributing to the construction of humane physical environments. A particular focus is education and the software, hardware and pedagogy involved in education.