SKYLAR TIBBITS is a trained Architect, Designer and Computer Scientist whose research currently focuses on developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale structures in our physical environment. Skylar graduated from Philadelphia University with a 5 yr. Bachelor of Architecture degree and minor in experimental computation. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design + Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science.
Skylar is currently a lecturer 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 TED2012 Senior Fellowship, a TED2011 Fellowship and has been named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine's 2008 Design Issue. His previous work experience includes: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture, SKIII Space Variations and Point b Design. Skylar has exhibited work at a number of venues around the world including: the Guggenheim Museum NY and the Beijing Biennale, lectured at MoMA and SEED Media Group's MIND08 Conference, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute for Computational Design in Stuttgart and The Center for Architecture NY. He has been published in numerous articles and built large-scale installations around the world from Paris, Calgary, NY to Frankfurt and MIT. As a guest critic, Skylar has visited a range of schools including; the Architectural Association, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute and Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
Skylar Tibbits is the founder and principal of SJET LLC. Started in 2007 as platform for experimental computation and design, SJET has grown into a multidisciplinary research based practice crossing disciplines from architecture and design, fabrication, computer science to robotics.
SMArchS Design and Computation, MIT, Cambridge MA SM Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge MA
BArch. Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
TED Senior Fellow 2012
TED Fellow 2011
Technology Review’s Top Innovation Award. Nominated finalist TR35 Award - Top Innovators under 35
John Taylor Herget Award. Outstanding Thesis Award, MIT
Revolutionary Mind 2008, SEED Magazine’s Design Issue in 2008