Ryan Luke Johns is a visiting lecturer at the Princeton University School of Architecture, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University GSAPP and co-founding principal of GREYSHED, a design-research collaborative focused on advanced workflows and robotics in architecture, design and manufacturing. Recent projects by GREYSHED explore nonlinear design workflows which leverage interactive technologies, sensory feedback, and robotic fabrication tools to reduce the divide between design conception and materialisation. GREYSHED projects have been published, presented and exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include SWEATer at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale and Adaptive Assembly at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture.
GREYSHED is based in Poughkeepsie, New York as part of Dutchess Eclectic, a 21,000 sq ft industrial arts complex which Ryan has owned and operated since 2015.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a concentration in Mathematics from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He has worked in the offices of KPF and DS+R, as a fabricator for Robert Lazzarini and as a research assistant at the Gramazio & Kohler chair of Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich. Ryan was the recipient of Princeton University’s Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize (2013) and the KUKA Young Potential Award (2012). Ryan has been invited to talk on his work with GREYSHED at a number of academic institutions, including the Architectural Association, the Bartlett, Syracuse University, Penn Design, the Pratt Consortium for Research and Robotics, Princeton, and Columbia University.
ARC 574: Computing and Imaging in Architecture (Fall 2017)