Michael Leighton Beaman has been selected as the 2010-2012 University of Virginia School of Architecture Teaching Fellow.
The Virginia Teaching Fellow [VTF] allows young faculty the opportunity to pursue research topics through studio courses and publications. Michael’s inquiry into adaptive systems constructed through computation and realized in material form will be the focus of research during his time at the University of Virginia.
Michael's research and writing focuses on the theory and application of technology in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and its implications for design culture, sustainability, and socially conscious design practices. Michael will be on leave from his position as Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas in Austin. Michael has also taught at Harvard University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, and Kigali Institute of Science and Technology. He holds a Bachelor in Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University.
Michael is currently principal at Beta-field and GA Collaborative.