- Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
- M.S., The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
- B.Arch., The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
- Philosophy Statement
Computing and telecommunication have become the new media of architecture. They impact the methods architects use to design buildings, the buildings themselves, and even how they are used. My efforts are directed towards understanding the impacts of New Media on the processes, the products, and the profession of Architecture, towards educating students to become professionals who can operate in this new environment, and to have some measure of influence on its direction.
Yehuda Kalay currently serves as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He also holds the Henry and Merilyn Taub Academic Chair.
Prior to his deanship at Technion, for 18 years he was professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded and directed the Berkeley Center for New Media. Professor Kalay taught in the department of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo before moving to Berkeley.
He is a founding member, and past president, of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture), and former co-Editor-in-Chief of Automation in Construction, an international refereed journal (Elsevier, UK.)
Kalay’s research focuses on digital and collaborative design. He has published more than 100 scholarly papers and eight books, the most recent of which are: Collaborative Working Environments for Architectural Design, with Prof. Carrara of the University of Rome, Italy (Palombi, 2009); New Heritage: Cultural Heritage and New Media (Routledge, 2008), with Prof. Kvan of the University of Melbourne, Australia; and Architecture’s New Media (MIT, 2004).
- Courses Taught
ARCH 132 Introduction to Computing in Architecture
ARCH 235 Research Methods in Design
ARCH 239A Architecture and the Internet
ARCH 239B Evaluation & Prediction
ARCH 239C Design Knowledge Representation
ARCH 239X Collaborative Design