The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will host the TEX-FAB 2015 event March 26-29, 2015. We will expand upon the theme Plasticity initiated in the recent competition with a new series of Workshops, Lectures and an Exhibition featuring the winning project Plastic Stereotomy by Justin Diles. A symposium will kickoff with the Keynote Lecture by Ronald Rael, a leading voice in the expanding use of 3D printing in construction using a broad range of materials. Bill Kreysler will lead a series of talks on the topic of Plasticity as our industry partner in composite fabrication and the generous supporter of the Plasticity pavilion to be unveiled at the event. Andrew Payne, Mode Lab and other innovators in the field of interactivity, robotics, parametric design and digital fabrication will lead technology Workshops through the weekend. Join us in Houston this spring! For more information navigate to the Events page. or Register for the Symposium and Workshops today

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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.