TECH+ SPOTLIGHT ON Advanced Technology and Education


  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023

    Line LA Hotel

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TECH+ features a full day of industry-changing ideas, projects, tools, and demos from technology leaders.

SPOTLIGHT: Advanced Technology and Education

Alvin Huang, associate professor at USC’s School of Architecture, will introduce attendees to USC MAARS, a 42-unit graduate design program that focuses on the integration of architectural design, building performance, and technology, within the context of digital design and fabrication. Digital and analog techniques for discovering form through variable material and geometric organizations and force simulations, while simultaneously considering the design opportunities being afforded by advances in computation and fabrication technologies. The proposed curriculum responds to emerging shifts in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry towards integrated technologies, increased efficiency, and productivity, and a digital workforce driven by digital, sensing, and intelligent technologies. An integrated design curriculum that incorporates these concepts will support students in developing the skill necessary to foster innovation in practice with a focus on: data, technology, integration, performance, ecology and sustainability.

Alvin Huang

Architect, Designer, And Educator

Synthesis Design + Architecture

Wendy W Fok



Matt Conway


USC Architecture

Lisa Little

Adjunct Associate Professor

USC Architecture

Jia Zhou Zhu


USC Architecture

Sarah Hammond


USC Architecture

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