Alberini Family Speakers Series: Jenny Sabin
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

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Jenny E. Sabin, an architectural designer whose work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice, will be the featured speaker in the third Alberini Family Speaker Series in Design at UC Davis.

Presented by the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Design, Sabin’s presentation, “Matter Design Computation” will be on April 17 and take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center. The free talk will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception. 

Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University where she established a new advanced research degree in Matter Design Computation. She is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio based in Ithaca, and director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a trans-disciplinary design research lab with specialization in computational design, data visualization and digital fabrication.

In 2006, Sabin co-founded the Sabin+Jones LabStudio, a hybrid research and design unit, together with biologist, Peter Lloyd Jones. Sabin is also a founding member of the Nonlinear Systems Organization (NSO), a research group started by Cecil Balmond at PennDesign, where she was senior researcher and director of research. Sabin’s collaborative research including bioinspired adaptive materials and 3D geometric assemblies has been funded substantially by the National Science Foundation, with applied projects commissioned by diverse clients such as  Nike Inc., Microsoft Research, Autodesk, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, MoMA & MoMA PS1, the Centre Pompidou, the American Philosophical Society Museum, the Museum of Craft and Design, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and the Exploratorium.

For more about Sabin, visit www.jennysabin.com.

The series, supported through an endowment by the Carlos and Andrea Alberini Family Foundation, brings to campus renowned innovators and thinkers in design to inspire students and encourage community engagement and learning.


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