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Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher

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

 

About 

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. He also studied at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart during the 2013/14 winter semester as a visiting student. He recently participated in The Architectural Association's New York Visiting School, Embedded Intelligence, in collaboration with Mode Lab. His research interests lie at the intersection of design computation, urbanism and living systems. Stephen is an aspiring designer, educator and innovator.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

A&AA Technology Services, Eugene, OR, US, 3D Print Technician

Develop backend and front-end workflow for submitting and processing 3D prints.

Tools: Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D printer with associated Catalyst software, Autodesk Meshmixer and NetFabb as pre-flight software.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
 

Speranza Architecture + Urban Design, Eugene, OR, US, Architectural Intern

Present: assisting with Schematic Design, Design Development, and Contract Documents of private residence in Veneta, OR. This includes performing qualitative studies, developing digital 3D model (parametric/computational + BIM) in relation with various physical models, conducting site visits, and assisting principal during client meetings.

Past: developed the laminated wood exoskeleton for a 12,000 sf building and accompanying parametric script, modeled existing 24,000 sf building, completed urban design drawings for an 18 acre master plan.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
 

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

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

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
 

Office of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
 

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 - Jun 2014
 

Urban Interactions Lab, Eugene, OR, US, Urban Design Assistant

Assist with urbanism research: create surveys, organize work flow, develop computational tools for graphics, post-process graphics. Software/methods: formhub.com, Rhino+Grasshopper 3D+Elk, Adobe Suite.

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
 

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
 

Education 

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

Sep 2010 - current
 

Institute for Computational Design, University of 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
 

Areas of Specialization 



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