The Theorist

neil leach
neil leach

Architect, Curator, & Writer, United States

Topic: What Will Be the Likely Impact of AI on Design?

Neil Leach is a Professor at FIU, Tongji University and EGS. He has also taught at other leading institutions, including the AA, IaaC, DIA, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell, Harvard GSD and SCI-Arc.

He is also the co-founder of DigitalFUTURES, an academician within the Academy of Europe, and the recipient of two NASA fellowships for research into 3D print technologies for the Moon and Mars.

He has published over 40 books on architectural theory and digital design including:
Rethinking Architecture (Routledge, 1997), The Anaesthetics of Architecture (MIT, 1999), Designing for a Digital World (Wiley, 2002), Digital Tectonics (Wiley, 2004), Camouflage (MIT, 2006), Digital Cities (Wiley, 2009), Space Architecture (Wiley, 2014), Swarm Intelligence (TongjiUP, 2017), Computational Design (TongjiUP, 2017),
Digital Fabrication (TongjiUP, 2017), 3D Printed Body Architecture (Wiley, 2017), Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Bloomsbury, 2022), Machine Hallucinations: Architecture and AI (Wiley, 2022), The AI Design Revolution (Routledge, 2023) and The Death of the Architect: The Demise of the Profession in the Age of AI (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).