October Member Meeting

Annual Emerging Professionals Event

Thursday October 18, 2018

Featuring a Presentation by


AutoArch by DesignMorphine

1 LU + 1 HSW LU

Everyday autonomy is becoming more and more embedded into our lives. The current trend is autonomous services such as self-driving vehicles, but what about self-making architecture? Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used to design and inform design decisions, but what about making the elements of the construction intelligent themselves. Through this idea we will explore aspects of making the builders autonomous by way of robotic arms and drones. To take that idea further we will explore the implanting of the intelligence directly into the building materials themselves to create architecture which evolves and adapts to the needs of its users to create symbiotic relationships between human and built environment.


Alejandra Rojas is an architect, designer and artist. She’s currently working on a multi-use, ground up building in NYC. Previously, she has worked for architectural studios in Toronto and London. Alejandra completed her Postgraduate Master in Architecture and Urbanism (DRL) at the Architectural Association in 2015…. Li Chen’s thesis project “Growing Systems” from Shajay Bhooshan Studio is a research on additive manufacturing in architecture scale with integration of responsive industrial robots, regrading construction process and material as programmable matters to create new topology of inhabitable space… Michael Pryor is a NYC based architectural and computational designer involved in various major built or in construction works in the US, China, Dubai, and Lebanon and is currently a Designer at Trahan Architects and Design Director for DesignMorphine… Pavlina Vardoulaki is an architect and designer based in New York City. She is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of DesignMorphine and is responsible for making connections, creating ideas for new topics, organizing and teaching workshops for DesignMorphine. Her project “HyperCell” created by Pavlina and her team from the DRL was exhibited at ACADIA, the Foster+Partners Graduate Show in London, the National Endowment for Science (NESTA), Technology and the Arts in London UNESCO, XIV World Triennial of Architecture.

Meeting Location

Our meeting will be held at
Showroom- Paramus
65 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652
Cocktail Hour and Dinner Starts at 6:00 PM
Presentation Starts at 7:30

ALNNJ Members should RSVP via one of their October membership meeting email announcements or contact us at rsvp@alnnj.org

Free for ALNNJ members to attend, RSVP required

The Architects League is opening up our October Member Meeting and Emerging Professionals Event for non members to attend. If you know or work with any unlicensed or licensed architects who are not ALNNJ Members, please let them know about this and ask them to follow the following link to register to attend.


Please send your RSVP before 12 Noon on Monday, October 15, 2018. Be sure to include number attending.