Discipline: Architecture – text

Frank Melendez

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017

Frank Melendez is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator. His research and teaching focus on the advancement of architectural design through the integration of emerging digital technologies within the built environment. This work engages topics pertaining to computation, ecology, fabrication, synthetic materials, physical computing, and robotics. In residence, he completed a portion of his book, Material Interactions: Robotic Technologies in Architectural Design. He also completed a series of drawings produced with drawing machines which will be included in the book.

Currently, Frank is an assistant professor at The City College of New York, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, and is a co-principal of Augmented Architectures Studio, based in Brooklyn. His professional experience includes working at Frank O. Gehry & Associates in Santa Monica, CA, and Urban A&O in New York, NY. Frank received his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Arizona and a master of architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture.



Frank Melendez worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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