Faculty
Skylar Tibbits

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Skylar Tibbits is currently a Research Scientist in MIT's Department of Architecture, teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT's Media Lab. Skylar was recently awarded a 2013 Architectural League Prize, The Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica 2013, the Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, a 2012 TED Senior Fellowship and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue.

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, directed by Skylar Tibbits, focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes. www.selfassemblylab.net

Previously, he has worked at a number of renowned design offices including: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture and Point b Design. He has designed and built large-scale installations at galleries around the world, has been published extensively in outlets such as the New York Times, Wired, Nature, Fast Company, various peer-reviewed journals and books.

Skylar has a Professional Degree in Architecture and minor in experimental computation from Philadelphia University. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science under the guidance of; Patrick Winston, Terry Knight, Erik Demaine and Neil Gershenfeld.

Started in 2007, Skylar Tibbits is also the founder and principal of a multidisciplinary design practice, SJET LLC.

www.selfassemblylab.net
www.sjet.us
www.scriptedbypurpose.net

background
Education
2010
SMArchS Design and Computation, MIT, Cambridge MA SM Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge MA
2008
BArch. Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
awards
2014
WIRED Inaugural Fellow
2012
TED Senior Fellow 2012
2011
TED Fellow 2011
2011
Technology Review’s Top Innovation Award. Nominated finalist TR35 Award - Top Innovators under 35
2010
John Taylor Herget Award. Outstanding Thesis Award, MIT
2008
Revolutionary Mind 2008, SEED Magazine’s Design Issue in 2008