Austin Wade Smith

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Austin Wade Smith is an architect, design technologist, and researcher based in Brooklyn, New York. After studying biology and receiving an M.Arch at MIT 16', he is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union and cofounder of the design studio Helloeverything. He has built projects internationally in USA, Europe, and Africa, and exhibited work at the Chicago Architectural Biennale, Louisiana Museum in Denmark, and Center for Architecture New York among many others. At the intersection of human - computer interaction, fabrication, pedagogy, and games, he explores spatial design as an enacted form of community assimilation and socio-technical play. He is an organizer of the art / design / technology cooperative Soft Surplus, and enjoys flying kites and cultivating orchids.

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