The Adams100 Speaker Series will host Professor Ronald Rael, speaking on the topic of  “New Ways of Building” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Richardson Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Adams State requires masks in all indoor public spaces.

For years Rael has perfected the use of robots and sustainable materials to 3D print stunning new kinds of buildings. With new building methods, new forms of architecture become possible, along with new ways for humans to dwell in constantly changing environments. Rael discusses how new tools can change our creativity and design methods and how the new buildings that spring from these methods can in turn change how we live and who we are.

Ronald Rael
Ronald Rael working on new building materials for changing environments.

Rael is a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley and a world-renowned artist and 3D print innovator. His iconic border wall project, created with Virginia San Fratello, won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award in 2020.

A native of the San Luis Valley, Rael is the Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture and Director of the Masters of Architecture program with a join appointment in the Department of Architecture, in the College of Environmental Design, where he served as Department Chair, and the Department of Art Practice. He is the author of “Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary.”