Justin Lavallee is a Technical Instructor and the Director of the Architecture Shops at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. He teaches the fabrication course for first year Master of Architecture students and is involved in fabrication related workshops and studio courses. He also plans the ongoing growth and development of the fabrication facilities within the Department of Architecture.
Before joining MIT Justin was a Research Associate with the Design Robotics Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he co-directed the Metal Sky research project, directed fabrication for the Ceramic Futures I research project, and advised and assisted on other active projects within the group. His work has been presented and published at the ACADIA 2011 Conference and there is a permanent installation of his research at the Harvard GSD.
Justin received a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2010.