Andrzej Zarzycki

Contact Info

Title: Associate Professor
Email: andrzej.zarzycki@njit.edu
Office: Weston 673
Phone: 973-596-8588
Dept: School of Architecture

Education

S.M.Arch.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994

M.Arch., Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, 1992

 

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Design
New jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), 2008-present

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Culture Technology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Spring 2017

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA Fall 2014

Lecturer and Studio Critic, Interior Architecture, 
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), 2005 - 2008

Studio Critic, Architecture, 
Boston Architectural College (BAC), 2003-2004

 

Professional Experience

Partner (Private Practice), Technomorphic, TUTS, Boston, MA, 2004-present

Senior Designer, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Cambridge, MA, 2000-2004

Senior Designer, TRO/The Ritche Organization, Newton, MA, 1994-1999

 

Recent Appointments

Executive Editor and Founding Editorial Board Member, Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) Journal, 2016-2018

Director, Board of Directors for Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES), 2016-17

Chapter President, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH, Chapter President, Director, Member of the Board of Directors, Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques; 2010 -2016

Conference Co-Chair Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) 2013 Conference, July 2013

Selected Publications and Recent Research

Jung G., Zarzycki A., and Lee JH, Mom's tray: real-time dietary monitoring system, Proceedings of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Mobile Graphics & Interactive Applications, Bangkok, Thailand, November 27 - 30, 2017, Article No. 19, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5410-3 doi>10.1145/3132787.3139196

Zarzycki A., Engaging maker culture with digital prototyping, Proceedings of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Symposium on Education Article No. 8, Bangkok, Thailand, November 27 - 30, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5409-7 doi>10.1145/3134368.3139214

Zarzycki A., Augmented realty as virtual design interface, Proceedings of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Symposium on Education Article No. 14, Bangkok, Thailand — November 27 - 30, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5409-7 doi>10.1145/3134368.3139216

Schwartz, M and Zarzycki, A, The Effect of Building Materials on LIDAR Measurements, Fioravanti, A, Cursi, S, Elahmar, S, Gargaro, S, Loffreda, G, Novembri, G, Trento, A (eds.), ShoCK! - Sharing Computational Knowledge! - Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017, pp. 269-276

Zarzycki, A, Embedded Building Components - Prototyping with Emerging Technologies, Fioravanti, A, Cursi, S, Elahmar, S, Gargaro, S, Loffreda, G, Novembri, G, Trento, A (eds.), ShoCK! - Sharing Computational Knowledge! - Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017, pp. 337-344

Zarzycki, A, and Decker, M. Programmable buildings: architecture as an interaction interface powered with programmable matter, Proceeding SIGGRAPH '17 ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Talks, Article No. 49; Los Angeles, California — July 30 - August 03, 2017; doi>10.1145/3084363.3085164

Zarzycki, A, Prototyping Construction Assemblies with Emerging Technologies: An Educational Perspective; Proceedings: Poetics and Pragmatism, BTES 2017 Meeting, Des Moines, IA; ©2017, Building Technology Educators’ Society. ISBN: 978-0-9895980-2-6

Schwartz, M and Zarzycki, A, Efficacy of Localization Through Magnets Embedded in Infrastructure, P. Janssen, P. Loh, A. Raonic, M. A. Schnabel (eds.), Protocols, Flows, and Glitches - Proceedings of the 22nd CAADRIA Conference, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China, 5-8 April 2017, pp. 735-744

Zarzycki, A, Integration of Embedded Systems into Building Assemblies, in ACSA 105 Annual Conference Proceedings, Detroit, MI, March  2017.  

Zarzycki, A, Enabled Users and Crowdsourced Culture, in ACSA 105 Annual Conference Proceedings, Detroit, MI, March  2017.

Zarzycki, A, Mods, Hacks, Makers: Crowdsourced Culture and Environment, in 2nd CulturalDNA Workshop Proceedings, Ji-Hyun Lee (ed), KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, January 13th, 2017

Zarzycki, A, Augmented Cities: Revealed Narratives, in Crafting Spirituality, Workshop Presentation, ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016, December 05-08, 2016, Macao, ACM 978-1-4503-4549-1/16/12.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2992135.2992137

Zarzycki, A, Answering Questions with Questions: A Personal Take on Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem as It Relates to Architecture and Design, in Morphological Analysis of Cultural DNA; Tools for Decoding Culture-Embedded Forms; Ji-Hyun Lee (ed), KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea; Springer 2016,  ISBN 978-981-10-2329-3 pp.227-240 (book chapter, expanded workshop paper)

Zarzycki, A, Adaptive Designs with Distributed Intelligent Systems - Building Design Applications; Herneoja, Aulikki; Toni Österlund and Piia Markkanen (eds.), Complexity & Simplicity - Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 22-26 August 2016, pp. 53-58

Kim, Jaehwan, Schwartz, Mathew and Zarzycki, Andrzej, The Wave of Autonomous Mobility: Architecture Facilitating Indoor Autonomous Navigation; Herneoja, Aulikki; Toni Österlund and Piia Markkanen (eds.), Complexity & Simplicity - Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 22-26 August 2016, pp. 53-58

Zarzycki, A, Epic video games: Narrative spaces and engaged lives, in International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC); vol. 14 - no. 3, 201-211; August 17, 2016; doi:10.1177/1478077116663338 http://jac.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/08/12/1478077116663338.full.pdf

Zarzycki, A, Book Review: Birkhäuser Steel Design Series; in Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) 70:2 October 2016; http://www.jaeonline.org/articles/reviews-books/birkh%C3%A4user-steel-de...

Zarzycki, A, Embedded and Interconnected Buildings: Toward Intelligent Architecture, in Shaping New Knowledges, ACSA 104 Conference Proceedings, Seattle, WA, March  2016.

Zarzycki, A, Answering Questions with Questions: A Personal Take on Gödel’s Incompleteness

Theorem as It Relates to Architecture and Design, in CulturalDNA Workshop Proceedings, Ji-Hyun Lee (ed), KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea

Zarzycki, A,  Augmented Cities: Revealed Histories, in Envisioning Architecture: Image, Perception and Communication of Heritage - Proceedings of the 12th the European Architectural Envisioning Association (EAEA) Conference, Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak (ed.), - Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, 23-26 September 2015, pp. 484-492

Zarzycki, A, Media Landscapes: Agents, Identities, and Connectivity, in Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference, Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (eds.), - Volume 1, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015, pp. 511-516

Zarzycki, A, Video Game Narratives: Beyond the Gameplay; in Emerging Experience in Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) Conference Proceedings, Y. Ikeda, C. M. Herr, D. Holzer, S. Kaijima, M. J. Kim, M. A. Schnabel (eds.)Daegu, South Korea, May 2015

Zarzycki, A, Augmenting Design Curriculum with Location-Aware Technologies; in EUROGRAPHICS 2015 Conference Proceeding:/ M. Bronstein and M. Teschner, May 2015

Zarzycki, A, Towards new Mediapolis: networks, identities, and agents; in Architectural Science Review; 24 Mar 2015 [DOI:10.1080/00038628.2015.1015949]

Zarzycki, A, Teaching and Designing for Augmented Reality; Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 10-12 September 2014, pp. 357-364

Decker, M, Zarzycki, A,  Designing Resilient Buildings with Emergent Materials; Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 10-12 September 2014, pp. 179-184

Zarzycki, A, Reflections on Computational Design through Interactions with Materiality and Physical Mock-ups, ed. Marc J. Neveu,  Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Volume 68, Issue 1, March 2014, pp. 94-103

Zarzycki, A, Considering Physicality in Digital Models,  Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013, pp. 425-434

Zarzycki, A, Integrating Physical and Digital Assemblies, ed. Jose Kos and Daniel Cardoso in International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), Volume 11, Issue 2,  pp. 247-266

Zarzycki, A, Exploring Adaptive Designs with Physical and Digital Prototyping, in Tectonics of Teaching, Building Technology Educators' Society (BTES) Conference Proceedings, Bristol, RI, USA, July 2013

Zarzycki, A, Learning with Digital and Physical Mock-ups Using BIM; in Open Systems, the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) Conference Proceedings, Singapore, Singapore, May 2013

Zarzycki, A, Mediated and Situated Landscapes; in New Constellations / New Ecologies, ACSA101 Annual Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA. March 2013

Zarzycki, A, Urban Games: Application of Augmented Reality; Symposium on Apps in ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, 2012  Proceedings, Singapore, Singapore, 2012

Zarzycki, A, Component-based Design Approach Using BIM; in Digital Physicality, eCAADe Conference Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, September  2012. pp 67-76

Zarzycki, A, Urban Games: Inhabiting Real and Virtual Cities; in Digital Physicality, eCAADe Conference Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, September  2012. pp 755-764

Zarzycki, A, Urban Games: Convergence of Physical and Virtual; in 1-ICAUD  Conference Proceedings, Tirana, Albania, April  2012. pp 667-674

Zarzycki, A, Parametric BIM as a Generative Design Tool; in Digital Aptitudes, ACSA 100 Conference Proceedings, Boston, MA, March  2012. pp 752-762

Zarzycki, A, Creativity with ARTags; a Mobile Augmented Reality App for Android; in ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong, China, App Symposium.

Zarzycki, A, Mediated Lives; in Respecting Fragile Places, eCAADe Conference Proceedings, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September  2011. pp 925-934

Zarzycki, A, Exploring Parametric BIM as a Conceptual Tool for Design and Building Technology Teaching; in Convergence + Confluence, BTES The Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, August  2011. Pp.85-93

Zarzycki, A, Form-Making without Form Making; in Parametricism: SPC, ACADIA Regional Conference Proceedings, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, March  2011.

Zarzycki, A, Unusual Encounters: the Use of Special Effects Tools as Design Generators; in ACSA Annual Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.

Zarzycki, A, Feeling Before Knowing: Form-Making with the Use of Digital Simulations; in Creating_Making Conference Proceedings, University of Oklahoma, November 2010.

Zarzycki, A, Media Facades and Mobile Devices; New Urban Identity; in ACSA Northeast Regional Conference Proceedings, October, 2010.

Zarzycki, A, BIM as Design Exploration Tool in Architecture; in Engineering Education for the Digital Generation; Proceedings;  Northeast regional ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education) conference, May 2010.

Zarzycki, A, First Year Experience for Digital-Native Students; in Engineering Education for the Digital Generation; Proceedings;  Northeast regional ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education) conference, May 2010.

Zarzycki, A, Form-Making with Special Effect Simulation; in Engineering Education for the Digital Generation; Proceedings;  Northeast regional ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education) conference, May 2010.

Zarzycki, A, Designing Curriculum for Digital-native Architecture Students; in Engineering Education: Global Challenges, Local Solutions; Proceedings; American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Regional Conference, April 2010.

Zarzycki, A, Intuitive Structures: Applications of Dynamic Simulations in Early Design Stage; in SimAUD 2010 Proceedings, April 2010.

Zarzycki, A, Exploring Parametric BIM as a Conceptual Tool for Design and Building Technology Teaching; in SimAUD 2010 Proceedings, April, 2010.

Zarzycki, A, Dynamics-Based Tools: an Unusual Path to Design Integration; in SIGGRAPH 2009 Asia Proceedings (Educator Session), December, 2009.

Zarzycki, A, Formal Mutations: Pursuing Unintended Consequences; in SIGGRAPH 2009 Asia Proceedings (Sketches), December, 2009.

Zarzycki, A, Expressive and Efficient Structures: digital simulations with physically-based dynamics tools; in BTES 2009 Proceedings, August 2009.

 

Selected Publications (Invited)

Zarzycki, A, The Mirror Stage; in Technology|Architecture + Design, 1:2, 127

Brause,C., Ford,C., Olsen,C., D'Agostino Ripple, J., Uihlein, M. S., & Zarzycki, A, Why TAD?; in Technology|Architecture + Design, 1:1, 1-2; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24751448.2017.1292784

Zarzycki, A, Overcoming HTTP404; in Technology|Architecture + Design, 1:1, 3-4

Goldman, G, Zarzycki, A, Smart Buildings/Smart(er) Designers: BIM and the Creative Design Process;  (book chapter) in Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice, ed. Karen M. Kensek and Douglas, E. Noble, Wiley 2014, pp.3-16

Zarzycki, A, Digital Object; in Architecture Boston, Boston, MA, November 2011, p.68

Zarzycki, A, Wall to Wall: The Digital Landscape; in Architecture Boston, Fall  2010, pp. 28-31

 

Research Proposals

Zarzycki, A, Wei, Z, Interconnected and Autonomous Building Assemblies, NJIT’s Faculty Seed Grant, Awarded $10,000, October 2015

Federici, J, Bunker, D, Michalopoulou, Z, Gatley, I, Decker, M, Zafar, I, Zarzycki, A, Longo, B, Briller, V,   NRT: Sustainable Environment Sensing Research and Training Center, NSF, June 2014

NJ MarketShift: A New Jersey Proposal for Community Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic; PI: Timothy V. Franklin, served as Investigator as technical faculty VIS team member with four other colleagues. Overall grant $5.67M for 18 months, July 2014

Intel® Galileo microcontroller and sensor donations by Intel Higher Education, $2000 value, February 2014

Russell, G, Bunker, D, Zarzycki, A, MacIntyre, B, Narahara, T, Collaborative Research: CyberSEES:Type 1: Unmasking the Hidden Webs of Life: Persuasive Technology for Environmental Awareness; (NSF 13-500 Proposal, 2013)