DIGITAL conception(s) is a retrospective exhibition of architectural digital design media exploration conducted by undergraduate and graduate students of architecture involved in the research and teaching activities of Assistant Professor Michael A. Ambrose within the architecture program at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The work, while often less than architecture, it is explicitly architectural in thought, word and deed. The ideas and techniques interrogated in the work of the exhibit are designed to develop and expose critical skills in the conception(s) of architecture. The ability to think and make through digital and computational processes is the new imperative in architectural design, practice and education.
The exhibition comes out of intellectual culture of experimentation, applied research and iterative processes developed and promoted in the academic courses taught by Assistant Professor Michael A. Ambrose. The work showcases digital media techniques, methods and processes with broad reaching collateral effects (...more)