ABIOTIC-BIOTIC COOPERATIONS (ABC) for INDOOR HEALTH
UC Berkeley architecture professor Maria Paz Gutierrez will direct the one-year Master of Advanced Architectural Design Studio on new frontiers in the abiotic and biotic processes of indoor microbiomes, occupants, and health. The studio will explore deep technology and design of abiotic-biotic processes as potential cooperation having natural material invention at its root. The studio will function in collaboration with HOK (Paul Woolford- Design Principal) emphasizing the relevance of rendering natural materials innovation translatable into practice as required by pressing health, environmental, and cultural challenges. The course will be offered in the 2021-2022 academic year through UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. Students who complete the program will receive a post-professional Master of Advanced Architectural Design degree.