This month we have two international guests, Matt Jezyk from Autodesk and Nathan King from MASS Design Group.
Matt Jezyk is Senior Product Line Manager for AEC Conceptual Design Products. He has been in the Architecture and Engineering industry for 17 years and has spent the past 13 years developing Autodesk Revit and various other design tools. As one of the original architects hired by Revit Technology Corporation, Matt helped build what are now called Revit Architecture and Revit Structure. He is experienced in building both parametric and geometric modeling tools on the Revit platform. Matt and his group also contribute code to Dynamo, Revit’s visual programming platform.
Nathan King is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech and has taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and the University of Innsbruck. With a background in Studio Arts and Art History, Nathan holds Masters Degrees in Industrial Design and Architecture. He earned the degree Doctor of Design from the Harvard GSD where he was a founding member of the Design Robotics Group with a focus on computational workflows and Additive Manufacturing and Automation in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries. Beyond academia, King is the Director of Research at MASS Design Group, where he collaborates on the development and deployment of innovative building technologies, medical devices, and evaluation methods for global application in resource-limited settings. As BUILD Programs Manger for the emerging Autodesk BUILD Space—BUILD for Building, Innovation, Learning and Design—and through his company Front Porch Automation, Nathan leads the development of research facilities, programs, and software to support the exploration of emerging opportunities surrounding technological innovation in art, architecture, design, and education.