Lecture 3 of the OTDI 2012: Forge, Forage, Fabricate lecture series

Matthew Gillis is the principal of G I L L I S, a Los Angeles based architecture and interiors design studio. His work integrates ecological research, digital design, and architectural fabrication to create sensually dense environments and experiences. Recent projects include residential additions in Hollywood and Culver City, an exhibition at A+D Museum, and the research /development of a sustainable ceramic façade system. Matthew holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and attended the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Italy while receiving his Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida. Prior to forming G I L L I S, Matthew worked in the offices of Coop Himmel(b)lau (Guadalajara) and Griffin Enright Architects (Los Angeles) on multiple award winning design projects and buildings. In addition to his professional practice, Matthew teaches design studios and visual studies seminars at SCI-Arc, OTIS College of Design and Woodbury University.

Forge, Forage, Fabricate

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents Out There Doing It 2012: Forge, Forage, Fabricate. The Fall 2012 edition of the LA Forum’s Out There Doing It lecture series features practitioners whose work defies the schism between the physical and virtual. By bringing together computation design and material research they refuse to privilege the authenticity of either end of the spectrum. Instead of operating within fixed aesthetics and conceptual modes, these designers forge new processes and relationships. They are not content to use digital tools only for the modeling, representation, or fabrication of discrete physical objects. Through a willingness to deal with the specific limitations and possibilities of tools and materials and a dedicated commitment to production, these participants are actively reexamining craftsmanship in a digital era.

Lecture begins at 7:30pm at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

All lectures are free for LA Forum members, $5 for students & $10 for non-members.


Thursday, 12/06 at 7:30pm