Photo: Gabriel  Fries-Briggs

Gabriel Fries-Briggs

  • Assistant Professor

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Education

  • M.Arch., Princeton University
  • B.A., Columbia University

Research

  • Architectural Representation
  • Computational Culture
  • Building and Fabrication Technology
  • Material Processes

Gabriel Fries-Briggs is an architectural designer, educator, and Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. His work examines historical and contemporary architectural problems in contact with new techniques of imaging, production, and coordinated labor. Gabriel is a creator of Reimaging, a project and platform that cultivates representation futures for architectural production. He co-founded 2426, a space in Los Angeles that combines the production and exhibition of new architectural works. He previously taught at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gabriel has written about architecture for the journals Project, Pidgin, ARPA, Room One Thousand, and elsewhere and contributed to the books How to Level a Foundation (2017) and Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design (Springer 2014). He is the director of Descriptive Services, an architectural practice exploring digital culture, material processes, and contemporary techniques of description.   

ARCH 603: Masters Architectural Design III

ARCH 634: Systems Integration I

Drawing In-Painting,” Room One Thousand, Issue 7: Material, 2019

“A Brief Symposium on Automation in Architecture,” Project Journal, Issue Seven, Roundtable Discussant, 2018

“FLOORLOOP,” with Reimaging, LA Forum Newsletter, 2018

“How to Level a Foundation”, with Reimaging, 2426 Books, 2017

“On Reading,” with Reimaging, Project Journal, Issue Five, 2016

“Nightstands, Inserts, and a Punchlist,” with Reimaging, One Night Stand Publication, 2016

“Choreographing Contingency,” with Reimaging, ARPA Journal, Issue 3: Performance, 2015

“The Toolpath Problem: Compressing Representation and the Real,” with Reimaging, ACSA Annual Conference (Toronto), 2015

“Mediating Volumetric Thresholds: Detached Fabrication Processes for Non-Uniform Solids,” in Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design, Wes McGee and Monica Ponce de Leon (eds), Springer, 2014

“Patch and Repair”, Office Equipment & Operating Systems, 2426, Los Angeles CA, 2019

“The Buzz”, with CityLAB, REMAP, and UCLA AUD students, Los Angeles CA, 2018

“Counting Bricks” and “10 Casts,” Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, Harvard GSD, Cambridge MA, 2018

“Interiors for Dead Animals”, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 2017

“postcards, books, and Images,” architecture, architectural & Architecture, A + D Museum, Los Angeles CA, 2017

“How to Level a Foundation,” cityLAB LAx10, A + D Museum, Los Angeles CA, 2017

“Nightstands,” One Night Stand, Los Angeles CA, 2016

“10 Casts,” 2426, Los Angeles CA, 2016

“Off-Display,” 2426, Los Angeles CA, 2016

“Reimaging Fabrication”, Arch Schools 2014, Center for Architecture, New York NY, 2014

Arts Initiative Grant, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, 2018

Staging Construction Honorable Mention, Materials & Applications, 2018

Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize, Princeton University, 2014

Henry Adams Certificate, Amercian Institute of Architects, 2014