PLASTICITY COMPETITION RESULTS. A total of 70 entries, representing 16 countries on 6 continents, were submitted to the TEX-FAB 2014 international digital design to fabrication competition. The boards were reviewed by the first round jury on July 8th, 2014. They succeeded in selecting from a total of 70 entries , 4 finalists and 5 honorable mentions. Consisting of Benjamin Ball, Alvin Huang, Virginia San Fratello, Ken Tracy, Christine Yogiaman and Joshua Zabel the jury deliberated intently over more the short-listed entries which were narrowed down based on the criteria embedded within the brief. The jury noted the overall high quality of projects. In the end, they selected “Puff’d Composites,” by Nels Long, Brennen Huller and Nikita Troufanov, “ViscoPlasty,” by Alexandra Singer-Bieder, Sofia Bennani and Agathe Michel, “Plastic Stereotomy,” by Justin Diles, and “Monolith Translucent Lattice,” by Vasily Sitnikov. Each finalist will be given a stipend of $1000 to develop prototypes that will be exhibited at the ACADIA: Design Agency conference at the University of Southern California in October 2014. The winning entry will be selected by the second round jury – Craig Dykers, Jeanne Gang, Bill Kreysler, Greg Lynn, and Roland Snooks - and announced at the conference. Navigate to the Competition page for more info. Download Press Release.

Within Texas there is an emerging network of companies, institutions, and individuals focusing on the exploration of parametric design and the digital production of building components. Specifically, there is a growing opportunity for collaborative exchange between the academic, technical, and professional communities by leveraging the immense resources found in some of the largest metropolitan centers across the United States.
TEX-FAB *Digital Fabrication Alliance was formed in 2009 by Brad Bell, Kevin McClellan, and Andrew Vrana with Kory Bieg joining in 2013. Bell, Bieg, McClellan and Vrana each teach within the digital fabrication curriculum at University of Texas Arlington, University of Texas Austin, University of Texas San Antonio, and University of Houston respectively.
The TEX-FAB network comprises a group of people intently focused on the exploration and implementation of computational fabrication. From within our respective academic settings and professional practice we seek to strengthen the regional discourse and establish benchmarks.