COA Research Forum: Thanos Economou, "Architectural Topologies: Visual Languages and Digital Applications"

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Dr. Athanassios Economou is Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Economou's teaching and research are in the areas of shape grammars, parametric design, computer aided design, and discrete mathematics and design. Recent funded research projects include the shape grammar for Federal Courthouses (Federal Courthouse Typology; 2010-2015; $1,071,038) and a web-based database for the US Courthouses (CourtsWeb, 2007-2010; $531,000).  Design projects from his graduate studios at Georgia Tech have received prestigious awards and honorable mentions in international and national architectural competitions. He is the Director of the Shape Computation Lab at COA and the Georgia Tech Study Abroad Program on Architecture and Art in Greece and Italy. He has served on the technical committees for various associations for Computer-Aided Design in architecture including ACADIA; ECAADE; CAADRIA; SIGRADI and others, and he has been invited to lecture at several universities including MIT, Harvard, University of Michigan and others. Dr. Economou holds a Diploma in Architecture (1990) from the National Technical University (NTUA), Athens, Greece, a Masters of Architecture (1992) from the University of Southern California (USC), and a PhD in Architecture (1998) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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