Jeremy Ficca is an Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, where he serves as founding Director of the Design Fabrication Laboratory (dFAB) and Track Chair of the Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD) program. Jeremy’s award winning teaching, research, and practice focus on architecture’s performative and poetic dimensions rendered through material and form. Of particular interest are the circumstances of contemporary material practices and the affordances of hybrid design and fabrication techniques. Jeremy’s creative work and research operate across scales, from artifact to building, to opportunistically engage emergent digital techniques. The work explores questions of authenticity and presence within the conditions of contemporary practice.