Aaron Sprecher is Associate Professor at the Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. In parallel, he is co-founder and partner of Open Source Architecture, a collaborative research group that brings together international researchers in the fields of design, engineering, media research, history, and theory. Aaron Sprecher taught at Syracuse University School of Architecture (2005-2008) before joining McGill University School of Architecture (2008-2016) where he founded the Laboratory for Integrated Prototyping and Hybrid Environments (McGill LIPHE). During his tenure at McGill University, Professor Sprecher was awarded a series of research grants including the prestigious Canada Foundation for Innovation grant and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants. Aaron Sprecher studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research and design work focuses on the synergy between information technologies, computational languages, and digital fabrication systems, examining the way in which technology informs and generates innovative approaches to design processes. Beside his publications and exhibitions, he has lectured at many institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Rice University. Aaron Sprecher is co-curator and co-editor of the exhibition and catalogue The Gen(H)ome Project (MAK Center, Los Angeles, 2006) and Evolutive Means (Pratt Institute, New York, 2010). As Conference Co-chair of ACADIA 2010, he is co-editor of LIFE in:formation: On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture (2010, New York: ACADIA) and the book Architecture in Formation-On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture (2013, London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis). Aaron Sprecher co-chaired the 15th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (2012, McGill University Faculty of Engineering). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT, Montreal). Professor Sprecher was trained as an architect in Brussels, Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Paris, and Los Angeles.
Main Research Interests
Digital fabrication, computational design, theories in digital cultures