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Alexander Webb

  • Associate Professor of Emergent Technology

/ 505.312.4748


  • PhD Candidate, Digital Design, European Graduate School
  • Masters of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)


  • Urban Scale Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Design

Associate Professor Webb's Visual Portfolio

Alexander Webb is the Associate Professor of Emergent Technology at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, and PhD candidate at the European Graduate School for Digital Design. Alex is the Committee Chair of the Computational Ecologies track for the Masters of Science Degree, and has collaborated with and worked for firms such as Marmol + Radziner, Patterns, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Xefirotarch, Jones Partners Architects, and Gensler. Alex holds a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, a Bachelors of Arts from Colorado College, and has also studied architecture and design at the Berlage Institute and Columbia University.



ARCH 601 -  Masters Architecture Design I

ARCH 597 - Masters Project

ARCH 462 / 662 - Computational Ecologies

ARCH 472 / 572 - Introduction to Processing.


International Robotics and Automation Journal (Int Rob Auto), “Distributed Cognition : Assessing The Structure Of Urban Scale Artificial Intelligence” by Alexander Webb.

CLOG x GUNS, “Digital Snowballs” by Alexander Webb, Issue 15 2017.  [Forthcoming]

The International Journal of Architectural Computing,Sentience and Systems Boundaries in Architecture, “Accepting the Robotic Other: Why Real Dolls and Spambots Suggest a Near-Future Shift in Architecture’s Architecture”  by Alexander Webb, edited by Geoffrey Thün Et Al; February 2016.

Design Agency, Proceedings Of The Association For Computer-Aided Design In Architecture 2014 International Conference (ACADIA), “Productive Hybrids: Folding Social Media As Urban Analysis” by Alexander Webb.  ACADIA, October 2014. [Double Blind Peer Reviewed]

Globalizing Architecture /  Flows And Disruptions, Proceedings Of 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting (ACSA), “A Harvest Of The Accessible: Potentials And Limitations Of Utilizing Web 2.0 Data For Urban Analysis” by Alexander Webb. ACSA Press, April 2014, Pages 710 - 730.  

Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, Proceedings Of The 19th International Conference On Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research In Asia (CAADRIA), “Contextual Social Media As Algorithmic Engine” by Alexander Webb. CAADRIA, May 2014, Pages 357 - 368.

Landscape Research Record Journal, Layers: Landscape, City, And Community, “Morphogenesis In The Landscape: Algaeic Infrastructure” by Catherine Harris, Alexander Webb & Nina Dubois.  2014.

Layers: Landscape, City, And Community, Proceedings Of The 2014 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting (CELA), “Morphogenesis In The Landscape: Algaeic Infrastructure” by Catherine Harris, Alexander Webb & Nina Dubois; CELA, March 2014.  [Double Blind Peer Reviewed]

Knowledge Based Design, Proceedings Of The XVII Conference Of The Iberoamerican Society Of Digital Graphics (SIGraDi), “Simulacra Not Simulation” by Alexander Webb; SIGraDi, November 2013.  

Cutting Edge: Proceedings Of The 47th International Conference Of The Architectural Science Association (ASA / ANZAScA), “Selective Simulation” by Alexander Webb; ANZAScA, November 2013.

 Full list and pdfs at

Wetware I By After Input (Alexander Webb and Amber Dodson, with Chris Stewart)

0°N By Alexander Webb with Chris Stewart

Forming Light XI Installation by Sophia Dixon Dillo, computational design consulting by After Input (Alexander Webb)



Selected Project, Architecture of Complexity, the 2017 Conference of the Architectural Research Center Consortium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT, 2017.  

Selected Project, Arctic States Design Symposium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2015

Third Place, Inaugural ACADIA Hackathon, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 2014

Semi-Finalist, On The Map Arts Lab, Bernalillo County NM 2014.  

Winning Design Proposal, High Desert Test Sites, Algaeic Infrastructure with Catherine Harris and Nina Dubois 2013.

Winning Exhibit Selection, NOVEL: 001, School of Architecture, Woodbury University, Burbank CA 2012.  

Henry Adams Certificate, Southern California Institute of Architecture,
presented to the second ranking graduate, 2006.



Webb Wetware 1
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Webb Forming Light