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Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher

New York, NY | Eugene, OR | Stuttgart, DE

 

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About 

I am a University of Oregon B.Arch 2015 candidate and past participant of the ITECH (Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research) Program at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart during the 2013/14 Winter semester.

I am the Web Manager and Copy Editor for the UO independent student-published architecture journal KTISMA. My interests lie at the intersection of computation, urbanism, transit, materiality and living systems. I am an aspiring designer, educator, innovator.

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Employment 

Urban Interactions Lab, Urban Design Assistant

Mar 2014 - current
 

Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, Technical Assistant for Design Communication II

Provide technical assistance to students: 2D and 3D computing and information technology principles, including diagramming relationships and info-graphics, analog parametric design, and digital parametric design.

Mar 2014 - current
 

Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart, DE, HIWI: Design and Fabrication Assistant

Member of team that developed design concept, designed and fabricated a kiosk for Leichtbau BW (a lightweight construction company). Tasks included geometry and computational tool development, technical drawings, physical studies/mock ups, and presentations. The kiosk is a carbon-fiber reinforced fiberglass textile structure.

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
 

A&AA Technology Services, Eugene, OR, US, Help Desk + Lab Consultant

Provide support for software deployment and troubleshooting, hardware repairs, lab management, printing maintenance, general customer service to faculty, staff, and students.

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
 

Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - current
 

Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE, BArch, Architecture and Computational Design

I participated, as an exchange student, in the ITECH (Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research) M.Sc program. The following description is from the ICD's website (http://icd.uni-stuttgart.de/?p=6111):

The goal of the ITECH programme is to prepare students from different disciplines for the continuing advancement of technological and computational processes in architecture, as they merge the fields of design, engineering, construction and natural sciences. Coupling an intensive, critical and analytical approach to computational design, simulation and fabrication, the ITECH programme is focused on challenging the design space boundaries of current architectural and engineering practice. It seeks to provoke a re-examination of techniques, practices and theories of design in relation to the fields of engineering, robotics, digital manufacturing, material science and biology.

Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
 

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