Michael Fox

Michael Fox

Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design

About Me

He is a Full Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. He teaches advanced construction and materials, and senior project. He also regularly teaches courses in robotic/interactive architecture and architecture for outer space.

He is a founding partner of the award winning architectural practice of FoxLin Architects. He is a registered architect, professor, researcher, author, and licensed contractor. He is the author of two books by Princeton Architectural Press including Interactive Architecture and IA: Adaptive World and a new book on Extreme Architecture. He was twice elected President of ACADIA (Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture) His practice, teaching and research are centered on interactive architecture with a secondary focus on architecture for outer space and has carried out several projects for NASA. Fox is the past founder and director of the Kinetic Design Group at MIT.

Michael has lectured internationally on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture. He has won numerous awards in architectural ideas competitions and his masters’ thesis at MIT received the outstanding thesis award for his work on computation and design processes. Fox’s work has been featured in numerous international periodicals and books, and has been exhibited worldwide including the SFMOMA, the Venice Biennale, The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum among others. His work has been funded by NASA, the Annenberg Foundation, the National Space Grant Foundation, the Graham Foundation and others. He has been a visiting professor at The Hong Polytechnic University and has taught at MIT, USC, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_ARC) in Los Angeles as well as numerous universities giving international workshops.