Christopher Hight: Architectural Principles in the Age of Cybernetics

Architecture Department Lecture Series

Christopher Hight is an assistant professor at the Rice School of Architecture in Houston, Texas where he is pursuing design research on the nexus of landscape, ecology, and emerging electronic urbanisms. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and obtained a master’s degree in the histories and theories of architecture from the Architectural Association in London, England and a doctorate from the London Consortium at the University of London. Previously he taught at the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory and has worked for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. He has published and lectured internationally. At Rice he is the editor of the Architecture at Rice book series and organized the fourth Kennon symposium, Modulations. Hight is the coeditor of AD: Collective Intelligence in Design and has recently published a book on cybernetics, post-humanism, formalism, and post-World War II architectural design, Architectural Principles in the Age of Cybernetics.