Erin Linsey Hunt
Erin Hunt is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University's College of Architecture.
She teaches design studios and seminars based on using computational design and digital
fabrication methods in architecture. Formerly, Erin was a computational design intern
with Nike Inc. in the NXT Digital Innovation Footwear Team. After graduating from
Iowa State University, she was hired to manage and conduct research at the recently
founded Computation + Construction Lab at Iowa State University. She brought machines
online and developed their operational protocol.
Master of Design Studies in Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2021
Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University, 2017
Erin's research focuses on methods for incorporating digital fabrication and computation into architectural manufacturing. Her current research investigates the latent potentials of water-soluble 3D printed concrete formwork. She has explored this fabrication method through the creation of columns as well as a quarter vault for her graduate thesis. The vault looked into incorporating finite element analysis to reduce material consumption while maintaining structural stiffness. She has received two awards for her research investigating water-soluble concrete formwork, including the 2019 ACADIA Autodesk Emerging Research Award (with Shelby Elizabeth Doyle, AIA) and the 2021 Peter Rice Prize (with Yaxuan Liu) for Structural Innovation in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Key Intellectual Products
Doyle, S., Hunt, E. (2020). Melting 2.0. In Slocum, B., Ago, V., Doyle, S., Marcus, A., Yablonina.,
M., Del Campo, M. (Eds.) Distributed Proximities Proceedings Volume II: 40th Annual Conference of the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture, 192-197, Online.
Doyle, S., Hunt, E. (2019). Melting: Augmented Concrete Columns with Water Soluble 3D Printed Formwork. In Bieg, K., Briscoe, D., and Odom, C. (Eds.) Ubiquity and Autonomy: Project Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture ACADIA, 178-188, Austin, Texas.
Doyle, S., Hunt, E. (2019). Dissolvable 3D Printed Formwork: exploring additive manufacturing for reinforced concrete. In Bieg, K., Briscoe, D., and Odom, C. (Eds.) Ubiquity and Autonomy: Paper Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture ACADIA, 178-188, Austin, Texas.
Doyle, S., Hunt, E., Devitt, K. (2018). WAFT. In Anzalone, P., Del Signore, M., and John Wit, A. (Eds.) Recalibration: On Imprecision and Infidelity: Projects Catalog of the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture ACADIA, 192-197, Mexico City, Mexico.
Doyle, S., Hunt, E. (2017). IM_RU. In Lamere, J., and Parreño Alonso, C. (Eds.) Disciplines and Disruption: Projects Catalog of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. ACADIA, 128-133, Cambridge, MA.
Doyle, S., Hunt, E. (2019). Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). Autodesk Emerging Research Award: Project Category for Melting, $6,000, 2019- 2020.
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