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Kimo Griggs

Kimo Griggs

Associate Dean for Technology Transfer

Kimo Griggs’s teaching is centered on the development of individual design strategies informed by a deep knowledge of materials and hands-on experience with processes of making, from hand work to advanced digitally-enabled fabrication. He leads various design studios as well as courses in digital craft and materials, the latter developed with the goal of advancing knowledge about and incorporating the use of digital design and manufacturing into design practices.

 

Griggs’s current research is based on understanding how existing and proposed manufacturing technologies – particularly those which are digitally-enabled – can be absorbed into the well-established delivery systems that produce our buildings and infrastructure.  These interests include looking at how alternative design practices can operate, as well as how contracting and management of construction processes might change as digital technologies mature. Griggs is also keenly interested in specific processes and products with craft-based histories that have altered or widely affected how we build today, and in how craft and material concerns register culturally, particularly in our built environment.