Lecture: Ryan Smith

Join Woodbury School of Architecture for a lecture by Ryan Smith, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning in Salt Lake City. Smith’s research and writing is concerning the question of architectural production and modular design and construction in particular.

Offsite Architecture: Ryan Smith
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 6:30pm
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

The lecture will explore offsite construction: the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building elements at a location other than their installed location to support the rapid and efficient construction of a permanent structure. There are many products of offsite construction – components, panels, volumetric modules and many organizational structures for its design, procurement and assembly including vertically integrated multi-trade, etc. This session will discuss the WHY, WHAT, HOW and WHEN of offsite construction. It will demonstrate the relationship between architecture and offsite production to speculate on the future of architectural production.

Ryan Smith is the author/co-author of Prefab Architecture (Wiley 2010), Building Systems (Routledge 2012), Leadership in Collaborative Architectural Practice (Wiley, 2017), and Offsite Architecture (Routledge, 2017). Smith is a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Offsite Construction at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, founder of the National Institute of Building Science Off-site Construction Council, and Senior Editor of the PocketArchitecture: Technical Design Series, a book series published to Routledge.

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