Dennis Shelden is an expert in applications of digital technology to building design, construction and operations, with experience in professional practice, technology entrepreneurship and academia across architectural, building engineering and computing disciplines.
He has lectured and written widely on topics of computational applications to architecture and building industry transformation.He is currently Director of the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology(CASE) in New York City and an associate professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and previously held faculty positions at Georgia Tech, MIT, UCLA, the Southern California Institute of Architecture(SCI-Arc).
Dr. Shelden has been an entrepreneur and innovation leader in several professional organizations. He led the development of architect Frank Gehry’s digital practice as Director of R&D and Directorof Computing, then co-founded Gehry Technologies, serving as Chief Technology Officer on the development of several software products and Project Executive on numerous ground breaking building projects. He has worked with diverse architecture, engineering and technology firms including Arup, Trimble, CyraSystems and Consultant’s Computation Bureau. He holds three degrees from MIT: aBS in Architectural Design, an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and aPhD in Design Computation, and is a licences architect in the State of California,