Omar Khan and Laura Garófalo – AU 79 - Installation
Omar Khan and Laura Garófalo are Associate Professors in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and principals of Liminal Projects Inc. Their award winning firm was selected by the Architectural League of New York as Notable Young Architects and their work has been exhibited at multiple venues including the Architectural League of New York, and the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
Garófalo’s research focuses on the role of architecture as an active environmental steward. Her design awards include the International Garden Festival Jardins de Métis, the Architecture for Humanity Charleston Transit Hub Competition, and the What if New York City Post Disaster Housing Competition. Her work has been published in Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production , and Vegetecture among others.
Khan has been on the forefront of research in architecture and ubiquitous computing. He co-edited the pamphlet series Architecture and Situated Technologies, has been widely published, and most recently has co-organized several conferences including Media City 4 and ACADIA 2014: Adaptive Architecture both of which expand on themes in networked technologies and spatial practices. Prof. Khan has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts and the Department of Education and is a past fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts.