Yutaka Sho’s research focuses on the roles of architecture and planning in development, humanitarian and post-calamity contexts. She has researched and practiced in various countries including Lebanon, Bangladesh, Turkey, Uganda, Japan, and the U.S. Yutaka has taught architectural design studios and theory at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology in Rwanda. Yutaka is the recipient of the 2013 Arnold W. Brunner Grant of the New York Center for Architecture, the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation, and 2007 Deborah Norden Fund from the Architectural League of NY. Yutaka is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University.


James Setzler is an architect and builder with a broad background in both contemporary and traditional building technologies. His interests have led him to work in both architecture and contracting offices, and his work as an estimator and construction manager lends him a holistic view of the design field. He has managed the design and construction of award-winning projects that include museums, high-end residences, and master plans. He has experience with historic rehabilitation of existing buildings, overseeing sensitive integrations with contemporary additions.


Zaneta Hong is a Lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and recipient of the 2013-2014 Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture. Her research into landscape material systems and technologies has emerged in numerous material collections and has been cited in publications. Prior to her appointment, Zaneta was a Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia and the Materials Lab Curator at the University of Texas in Austin.


Michael Leighton Beaman is an Associate Editor for ii Journal, Design and Technology writer for Architectural Record, and Founder + Principal of Beta-field. His research and writing focuses on the theory and application of technology in Architecture and Landscape, and its implications for design culture, sustainability, and socially conscious design practices. Michael was the 2010-2012 University of Virginia Teaching Fellow in Architecture, was an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas in Austin. Currently, Michael is a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Above Photo: Stitchworks Project | Contributing Artist: Ara Peterson