November 9, 2021
Matias del Campo is an Associate Professor at Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, and director of the AR2IL – The Architecture and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at UoM. Here he conducts research on advanced design methods in architecture, primarily through the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in collaboration with Michigan Robotics and the Computer Science department. Co-founded by Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, the architecture practice SPAN is a globally acting practice best known for their application of contemporary technologies in architectural production. Their award-winning architectural designs are informed by advanced geometry, computational methodologies, and philosophical inquiry. SPAN gained wide recognition for its winning competition entry for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, as well as the new Brancusi Museum in Paris. Most recently Matias del Campo was awarded the Accelerate@CERN fellowship, the AIA Studio Prize, and was elected into the boards of directors of ACADIA and IJAC the International Journal of Architectural Computing. SPAN’s work is in the permanent collection of the FRAC, the MAK in Vienna, the Benetton Collection, the Albertina in Vienna, and several private collections.
SPAN’s work was featured at Venice Biennale in 2012; at ArchiLab 2013 in Orléans, France; at the Architecture Biennale in Vienna and Buenos Aires in 2019; and in the solo shows, “Formations,” at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna and a solo exhibition “Sublime Bodies” at the Fab Union Gallery in Shanghai, China.
He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and his PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.