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monthly events:
Lectures by practitioners using advanced digital methods &
Moderated discussions on implementing technology in practice

2012 Events:

An Exploration in Shared Space
John Underkoffler, Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries
Thursday April 26th
With his team at Oblong, John has pioneered the "spatial computing" movement, redefining the relationship between the computer, the user and the physical environment.
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Feb 22, 2012   Steve Chucovich - Associate Principal Advanced Design Concept Development at Buro Happold

Past events:
Greg Lynn
Chuck Hoberman - Hoberman Associates & Adaptive Building Initiative
Cristiano Ceccato - Zaha Hadid Architects
Bill Zahner - A Zahner Company
Duane McLeod - Disney Imagineering
Steve Murphy - Boeing
Dennis Shelden Ph.D- Gehry Technologies
Bob McNeel - Rhinoceros, Robert McNeel & Associates
Vladimir Bazjanac, Ph.D - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ian Keough - Buro Happold
Satoru Sugihara - Morphosis Architects
Nathan Miller - NBBJ
Gaston Nogues - Ball Nogues
Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu - BplusU
Dale Stenning - Hoffman Construction
Cameron McNall - Electroland
Roland Snooks - Kokkugia, Nonlinear Systems Organisation, USC
Anne Balsamo - USC School of Cinematic Arts
Martin Fischer - Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, Stanford
2011 Fall Events
2011 Spring Events
2010 Events
Older Events

Interesting in sharing at one of the discussion nights?
We are always interested in hearing about the latest and greatest, and we may still have a slot or two open, so if you are interested in presenting a project or technology at one of the disscussion nights, please email

About the LADTF:

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is a collective organization representing a wide cross-section of architecture and engineering firms and academic institutions around the Los Angeles basin. It serves to increase awareness of technological innovations in design and construction, and to foster their application throughout the Los Angeles design community. By connecting a diverse audience of designers, engineers, builders and owners who have widely varying conceptions of technology in their work, we hope to create new opportunities for efficiency and creativity.

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is coordinated by Marty Doscher, Reg Prentice, Dennis Shelden, Randy Jefferson, and Kurt Komraus.

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