Dennis Shelden is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Director of the Digital Building Laboratory at Georgia Tech. An expert in applications of digital technology to building design, construction and operations, he has worked in professional practice, technology entrepreneurship and academia across architectural, building engineering and computing disciplines. He lectures and publishes widely on topics of computational applications to architecture and building industry transformation.
From 1997-2016 he led the development of architect Frank Gehry’s digital practice, initially as Director of R&D and Director of Computing of Gehry Partners. He 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 technology and engineering firms including Arup, Trimble, Cyra Systems and Consultant’s Computation Bureau. He was an Associate Professor of Practice in Design Computation at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning from 2005-2016, and has taught at UCLA’s IDEAS Studio and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He holds a BS in Architectural Design, an MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering, and a PhD in Design & Computation from MIT, and is a licensed architect in the State of California.