Assistant Professor
Architecture

Andrew John Wit

Andrew John Wit leads research focused around novel building systems generated through composites, emerging tools and robotic systems. He is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary research group wito*, Laboratory for Intelligent Environments; a co-editor of the books, Towards a Robotic Architecture and Recalibration: On Imprecision and Infidelity, the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)’s 2018 conference papers proceedings and project catalog.  

Wit is an elected member of ACADIA’s board of directors, where he chaired the scientific committee; an associate editor for the journal Construction Robotics; co-guest editor for a special issue of the Architectural Science Review; and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Architectural Computing.
 
Wit’s research and projects have been highly recognized. Wit’s collaborative project UTenSAils received a Best of Practice Award in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects for the Advanced Fabrics Exhibition, an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007 by the Industrial Fabrics Association International, along with the widely-published Underwood Pavilion and woven carbon fiber installations, rolyPOLY and cloudMAGNET. Wit’s work has been featured at numerous galleries, international conferences and refereed publications.
  
MArch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
BSArch, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2005

Selected Work
Daas, M., & Wit, A. J. (Eds.). (2018). Towards a Robotic Architecture. Novato, CA: Applied Research +
     Design Publishing. 
 
Anzalone, P., Signore, M. D., & Wit, A. J. (Eds.). (2018). Recalibration: On imprecision and infidelity.
     Mexico City: ACADIA Publishing Company.
 
Wit, A. J., Vasey, L., Parlac, V., Marcu, M., Wassim, J., Gerber, D., Daas, M., & Clayton, M. (Eds.). (2018,
     December). Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Architecture: Autonomy, Agency, and
     Indeterminacy. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 16(4). 
 
Daas, M., & Wit, A. J. (2018a). An Ontology of Robotic Architecture. The Plan Journal, 3(1), 127-139.
     doi:10.15274/tpj.2018.03.01.12 

Wit, A. J., Ibanez, M., Kim, S., & Eisinger, D. (2016). Craft Driven Robotic Composites. 3D Printing and
     Additive Manufacturing Journal, 3
(1), 1-9. 

 

Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito