Jenny Sabin: Matrix Architecture

Department of Architecture Fall 2010 Lecture Series

Jenny Sabin is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio LLC, an experimental research and architectural design studio based in Philadelphia. Sabin’s research, teaching, and design practice focuses on the contextual, material, and formal intersections between architecture, computation, and biology. Through the visualization and materialization of dynamic and complex datasets, Sabin’s trans-disciplinary approach to design has generated a body of speculative and applied work that aligns crafts-based techniques with digital fabrication alongside questions related to the body and information mediation. Sabin is the first non-scientist member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is collaborating with the Jones Lab. Recently she initiated a research “LabStudio” between the IME and the School of Design together with Peter Lloyd Jones. Sabin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally most recently at the SIGGRAPH 2008 and 2009 Design and Computation Galleries and at Ars Electronic, Linz, Austria. Her work has been published in A+U, Mark Magazine, 306090, 10+1, ACM, American Journal of Pathology, Science, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and various exhibition catalogues and reviews. She has coauthored Meander, Variegating Architecture with Ferda Kolatan, due out fall 2010.