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Alexander Webb

  • Associate Professor of Emergent Technology
  • RA+ LEED AP
  • Stamm Professor of Advanced Design and Construction Practices

/ 505.312.4748


Education

  • PhD Candidate, Digital Design, European Graduate School
  • Masters of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
  • Bachelors of Arts, Colorado College, 1999

Research

  • Smart Cities & Buildings
  • Computational Design & Sustainability

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 302- Architectural Design IV

ARCH 462 / 662 - Computational Ecologies

ARCH 472 / 572 - Design Visualization

ARCH 597 - Masters Project

ARCH 601- Masters Architecture Design I 

International Robotics and Automation Journall (Int Rob Auto), The Heuristics of Agency: On Computation, Big Data & Urban Design by Alexander Webb.

International Robotics and Automation Journall (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 unm.academia.edu/AlexWebb


The Net” with Marissa Hernandez, Brandon Pachuca, Alexander Stone &  Jacquelyn Valerio@ Deep Time, University of New Mexico Art Museum, curated by Nina Elder, Albuquerque NM 2019.

“Odd Photobooth” an installation @ Odd City, Concept Flux Private Party, Albuquerque NM 2018.

“Odd Photobooth” an installation @ Odd City, SOMOS ABQ 2018, Albuquerque NM 2018.

“SALT”, with John-Mark Collins, Katya Crawford and Tim Castillo, displayed at Currents New Media, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM 2018. 

“Wetware” displayed at the 2017 meeting of Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2017.

 “Forming Light XI” Digital Design Consultant for Sophia Dixon Dillon, Calvin Klein Flagship Store, New York NY 2015.  

“Relational Fascia” an installation at Off the Charts, 516 Arts Albuquerque NM 2015. 

“0°N” displayed at the Arctic States Symposium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 2015.

“Algaeic Infrastructure” an installation at High Desert Test Sites, Montessa Park, Albuquerque NM 2013

“Emergent Technologies” displayed at the Rainosek Gallery, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 2013.

“NOVEL: 001” displayed at WUHO, School of Architecture, Woodbury University, Hollywood CA 2012. 

“Fabric Formed Performance” displayed at the Rainosek Gallery, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 2012.  

 

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.


Student Awards

 Estevan Atencio, Carlos Chavez, Bridger Hendzel, Amelia Kloer and Marisa Trujillo, “Untitled” @ Deep Time, University of New Mexico Art Museum, curated by Nina Elder, Albuquerque NM 2019. 

Niko Maestas, Robert Peebles, Brandon Pachuca and Nick DiDonato, students in ARCH 402, honorable mentions in Virtual Epoch, gURROO’s Innovative Minds 2016 Competition.

Jaime Frias, Rafael Milla and Ali Al-Gahmi, students in ARCH 402, honorable mentions in Virtual Epoch, gURROO’s Innovative Minds 2016 Competition.

Cole Cottrell and Lam Nguyen, students in ARCH 402, honorable mentions in Virtual Epoch, gURROO’s Innovative Minds 2016 Competition.

Stefan Johnson, student in ARCH 601, winner [TRANS-]loci design competition, [TRANS-] Journal, University of Arizona, 2015. 

Christine Porna Adhikari, student in ARCH 601, winner [TRANS-]loci design competition, [TRANS-] Journal, University of Arizona, 2015.