5410 Spring Garden Road
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
BA (Wesleyan University)
MArch (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
James Forren's research addresses the aesthetics of technology: how building methods and materials impact the perception of our environment; and how an aesthetic inquiry into the means and methods of building technologies reinforms their use. Digital technologies and their application to construction processes are one component of this work. Other areas of investigation include material research and its relationship to computation, as well as the exploration of new design processes. Writings, exhibits, and built projects are the vehicles for inquiry, often carried out in partnership with engineering, arts, and social science disciplines, as well as industry and community groups. James currently teaches Design Studios, Building Systems Integration, and Technology Research Seminars as an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. He holds a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.