Tim B. Castillo
Associate Dean, Student Engagement + Academic Innovation
Research AreasAssociate Dean, Student Engagement + Academic Innovation
Tim B. Castillo is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He has been part of the School of Architecture and Planning faculty since 2002 and in 2009 became a member of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media faculty. Professor Castillo was formerly the Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory at the university from 2010-2016. In the Fall 2016, he became the Associate Deans of Student Engagement and Academic Innovation at the School of Architecture and Planning.
While at the University of New Mexico Professor Castillo has been pursuing new pedagogies that explore applications related to emerging digital technologies and innovation. His architectural studios and seminars continue to investigate new progressive strategies for design that are defined by culture, digital media and emergent fabrication processes. In the summer of 2015, he co-founded the Finding Rural/Plata Studio design program. The program was established as a partnership between Western New Mexico University, the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico and the School of Architecture at Woodbury University to collaborate with the community of Grant County and Silver City to explore how architecture and design play a role in economic development.
Professor Castillo has been recognized national and internationally, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) as the National New Faculty Teacher in 2007. As Director of ARTS Lab, the lab was selected by the International Digital Media Association of Arts as the national digital media laboratory of year in 2013. Professor Castillo’s work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally in various locations including the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Spain), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Pavillon de l’Arsenal (France), Bienal of Sao Paulo (Brazil), as well as many domestic venues.