Currently a SMArchS candidate in Design and Computation at MIT, Kate Hajash is an architectural designer and researcher. Her interests include computation, fabrication, technology, social and urban spaces, and interactive design. In 2015, her patent-pending research with Carmen Trudell, “Breathe Brick” received an R+D Award from Architect Magazine. Working with Andrew Atwood and Landscape Morphologies Lab in 2012, she developed early iterations of the Rapid Prototyping Landscape [RPL] Machine and designed new solutions for dust mitigation at Owen’s Lake. The RPL Machine lets users easily create a design, scan it, and immediately see projected feedback information right on the model.
Kate received a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Her undergraduate research focused on socially interactive and kinetic design, digital fabrication and urban architecture. Continuing this research, she was a finalist for the 2013 SOM Prize and Traveling Fellowship program. She has working in offices including Morphosis, Atwood-A / First Office, IwamotoScott, and Christoff:Finio Architecture. Her ambition is to use this experience in computation, design tool research, and architecture to develop new methods in documentation, analysis and design of social and innovative spaces.