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John E. Fernandez has been a member of the faculty since 1999, teaching in the design studio and numerous technology courses. His research has focused on the materials and physical elements and components of the assemblies and systems of buildings. A culminating publication of his research of the past several years is the newly published book, Material Architecture: emergent materials for innovative buildings and ecological construction (2005, Architectural Press: Oxford).
Fernandez began his architectural career in New York City where he was a senior designer in the firms of Kohn Pedersen Fox and Polshek and Partners. He is a principal of Lampietti-Fernandez Architects with his wife, Malvina Lampietti. He is a graduate of MIT (BSAD '85) and Princeton University (March '89).
Global Resources and the Built Environment
as author at MIT World Series: Technology Day 2007,