Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher, AIA are architects, professors, and founders of the US based architecture, design, and research firm, Filson and Rohrbacher. Their practice pursues design in broad contexts by finding affordances with emerging tools and techniques, and by challenging the scope of design itself. Their work spans a range of scales from strategic planning and adaptive reuse, to installations with integrated subtractive and additive digital fabrication, to projects that have entirely new architectural scope and workflows.
Their research sponsors and clients include the U.S. Department of Energy, Makerbot Industries, Cummins, among others. Filson and Rohrbacher founded AtFAB in 2012 to explore distributed manufacturing and design for networked, digital fabrication. AtFAB furniture designs have since been exhibited in many international design publications and venues, with the AtFAB 5-30 Minute Chair acquired in 2013 by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris for its permanent collection. AtFAB’s manufacturing model has been featured in The Economist, NPR, PBS NewsHour, The Atlantic, and cited by the World Economic Forum.
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