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Erik Broberg

Erik Broberg

Miami, FL, US

 

About 

This past year I have spent countless hours working in UCLA’s cross-disciplinary post-professional design research facility known as the SUPRASTUDIO. Here, I have pursued my primary research goal regarding the implications of advanced computation in regards to cross-platform design. While I maintain expertise in computational design and modeling techniques, much of my research focused on how the emergence of ''experiential design' aids both the design and representation of that design. 

To me, design can be enhanced through the utilization of an iterative relationship between tools such as VR and AR in an effort to gain a more contextual understanding of a design problem. This affinity is informed on the level of the designer as well as the user’s experience and feedback which can then be optimized through common computational methods and reinstantiated. As a result, the construction of a ‘digital experiential environment’ becomes the generator of design in regards to both the designer as well as the user. 

It is this topic which has led me away from static architecture and towards a more generalized design methodology based on emerging technology; yet, rooted in human collaboration. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Office GA, Miami, FL, US, Director of Design Technology

Office GA specializes is a cross-disciplinary design build firm that specializes in large-scale sculpture design and construction, architecture, gallery installations, gallery design, furniture design, as well as architecture. I was hired due to help the growth of the business by offering a wide array of design, computation, and software skills to accommodate an eclectic scope of daily work.

Jul 2017 - current
 

John Lum Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Initially hired to code an architectural project with visual programming. The project consisted of creating incremental undulating sound panels for a mobile yoga trailer. After the design of this, I was given every project that required digital computation skills.

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Brillhart Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Intern

Employed initially to model in Rhino3D a parametric chair designed by the architect. Second employment was to assist in the design of a published work of his pertaining to the construction details of his house.

Nov 2013 - Jul 2014
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch II

Aug 2016 - May 2017
 

University of Miami school of architecture, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, M.Arch I

Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
 

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch I

Study Abroad from University of Miami for my fourth semester.

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Awards 

CUCD Haiti Charette Involvment, 1st Place

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills