Andrzej Zarzycki is a designer and educator who uses digital tools to create experiential architectural spaces. His research focuses on media-based environments and on validation methodologies of generative design through building performance analysis and simulation tools.
He is a co-winner of the SHIFTboston Ideas Competition 2010 and a co-founder of TUTS (Tremont Underground Theatre Space) (the-tuts.org), a design initiative focusing on innovative adaptations of infrastructure into contemporary public spaces and on the integration of digital (ubiquities) technologies into urban life.
He has taught digital design studios and courses in the interior architecture department at Rhode Island School of Design, which gave him an opportunity to work with design discipline students in fields ranging from architecture and interior architecture to industrial design and digital media. In his classes, students developed visual narratives, imagery, and animations, and experimented with various delivery methods, among them web design and Flash. Their studio work was stimulated through the advanced computing course that he developed and taught which included cinematographic narratives, animation, and web design. This and his current teaching experience not only allowed him to incorporate interdisciplinary thinking into his curriculum, but also to learn how to integrate a variety of digital design media into architectural design and production. Since 1996, he was part of the MIT Architecture, Representation and Computation group and produced video presentations of Unbuilt Monuments for MOCA, Siggraph and more.
Zarzycki earned his master of architecture from the Technical University, Gdansk, Poland, and his master of science in architecture studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Last update: February 13, 2012
Topics: digital design, digital media, industrial design, media-based environments, validation methodologies of generative design through building performance analysis and simulation tools