Lauren Vasey

Steiner Invitation Series Speaker


Lauren Vasey has been a Research Associate and a Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart since 2014. Previously, she received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tufts University, cum laude, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Michigan, with distinction. She has previously conducted research on customizable robotic fabrication processes at both the University of Michigan Taubman College FABLab as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication. Since 2016, Lauren is an elected member of the Board of Directors of Acadia where she serves as the chair of the scientific committee, and is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing. Vasey’s research at ICD focuses on behavioral and adaptive robotic fabrication: considering in particular how sensor feedback, iterative computation, and flexible robotic behaviors enable a rethinking of linear production chains and foster increased integration and collaboration in large scale fabrication. At CMU, Vasey spoke on Material Ecologies and Adaptive Robotic Fabrication to students as part of a mini-lecture series in Professor Dana Cupkova’s Introduction to Ecological Design and Thinking class in the School of Architecture.