Matthew Gines is a Lecturer and the Director of the School of Architecture and Planning’s
Fabrication Laboraotry. He specializes in digital fabrication, representation and technology as it
relates to design in academia and the profession of architecture. His research interests arise out
of acts of making and construction, using both digital and analogue processes reaching back to
the “craftsman” and capitolizing on the “digital age”. His research and design practices explore
questions of the digital identity in architecture and the impacts of design for the environment,
including design for dis-assembly.
Gines teaches studios, seminars and workshops in digital design and fabrication at the School of
Architecture + Planning. He is the Founder of CRAF+T (the Center for Research in Architecture,
Fabrication and Technology) in the School, which focuses on research in both the physical and
analytical realms of digital design, fabrication and computing.
Gines received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Southern Illinois University -
Carbondale and a Master of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
While at Southern Illinois University, Gines published in his first professional conference as a
Junior. At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Matthew worked in the Digital Design
Center as a research assistant, he received an award for “Excellence in Digital Design” and
published his thesis, “Beyond Temporality - The Dis-assemblable System.”
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Senior Lecturer III + Fabrication Laboratory Director
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, MArch, Master of Architecture