Marc Aurel Schnabel
Marc Aurel Schnabel is an Architect and Professor in Architectural Technology at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Visiting Professor at School of Architecture, Sheffield University. As Programme Director Architecture he is leading research and education in the field of Architectural Technology. As President of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) and Past President of CAADRIA, the international Association for Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Past Chair of the Industry Advisory Board of Autodesk and founding member of buildingSMART HK, he is affiliated with various professional bodies and scientific committees. He taught and worked in Germany, Australia and Hong Kong for over twenty years and since then has become highly recognised for his work in the areas of computational design and learning environments. He is PI of the NSC11 researching in the fields of augmented- and virtual reality, digital heritage, parametric design learning and inter-professional development. He publishes extensively internationally about novel perspectives in digital architecture and urban design. He curated two digital architectural exhibitions, Disparallel Spaces at Tin Sheds- and 8448cubed at Gaffa Galleries, and chaired several international conferences, among them the 15th International CAADRIA Conference ‘New Frontiers’, the 47th Conference of the Architectural Science Association ‘Cutting Edge’, and the SmartGeometry Conference Hong Kong. He has established the Digital Architecture Research Alliance, DARA, as well as the online social network Urban Digitalics connecting professionals and researchers in innovative digital spatial design.
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