Chris Beorkrem

UNC Charlotte, School of Architecture

Chris Beorkrem is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He currently serves as a coordinator for the Digital Arts Center ( in the College of Arts + Architecture.  He also serves as coordinator of the DesComp Dual Masters Degree in Architecture and Computer Science. He received his B. Arch from Iowa State University and his Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.  He teaches studios and workshops in computational design and fabrication in the School of Architecture. His research has focused on the pursuit of computationally augmented construction processes driven by materials constraints and systems. The second edition of his book, “Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication” is due out in 2017. The book discusses methods designers have employed over the last decade which advocate for more responsible uses of technology.