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  • Haystack Conference 2014 / Craft Thinking

    This year the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has invited Matt Trimble to be a guest speaker at its annual summer conference from July 6-10. The theme of the conference is Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Materials, and Creative Process. Matt will be speaking on the topic of Performance Tuning within the context of design.

    Link to Conference

  • Material Matters: Digital Provocations

    Sample modules and video from the Screen Walls workshop will be exhibited in the Boston Architectural College's McCormick Gallery from April 21, 2014 – May 8, 2014.

    Link to exhibit info

  • MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) Project

    Matt Trimble/Radlab was selected as a semi-finalist (top 10 out of 88) in an open call for proposals to develop integrated public art for 3 new train stations in Cambridge and Somerville.

    Link to Boston Globe article

  • Creative Mornings Lecture

    Matt Trimble will be lecturing on the topic of 'making'. This month, CreativeMornings revolves around Making. What is Making? What does Making mean to designers, teachers, universities and studios? December's CreativeMornings is hosted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a long time supporter of Design Museum Boston. We asked the CreativeMornings team a few questions about the impact of Making in their environments...

    Link to article
  • Radlab Featured on Inhabitat

    Inhabitat writer Jon Dioffa published an article on Radlab's Fort Point Channel Bench, entitled "Radlab Inc.'s Beautiful Bench Takes Inspiration from Earth's Natural Processes".

    Link to article
  • ABX Boston 2013

    New England's largest building industry event, the Architecture Boston Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition center, will take place November 19-21. Radlab is sponsoring an installation called QUAD, which focuses on emerging urban living environments.

    link to site
  • Workshop at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin

    Matt Trimble will be teaching a workshop entitled Material Bias at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City. The workshop will explore the notion of allowing form, and to some degree function, to become subservient to an understanding of how materials can inform and regulate design.

    link to UFM article

  • Lecture at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin

    As an introduction to the Material Bias workshop, Matt Trimble has been invited to give a lecture to the school of architecture at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City.

    Link to video
  • Fort Point Bench

    Radlab's entry for the Street Seats international design competition was a semi-finalist. The bench has been built and can be visited from April to October, 2013.

    Link to Boston.com
    Link to The Dirt blog
    Link to Video
  • Harvard GSD Symposium

    Matt Trimble was a guest lecturer and panelist for Convergence: Research as Practice. Convergence is an annual spring symposium sponsored by the Doctor of Design Program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, dedicated to the exploration of interdisciplinary topics that engage issues of design research and practice.

    Link to site
    Link to video
  • RoboArch 2012 Conference

    Two of Radlab's videos were featured at the Robots in Architecture Conference, December 17-18, 2012, in Vienna.

    Link to site
  • Centre Pompidou

    Radlab featured in A film about MIT Architecture, exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris during the Advances in Architectural Geometry Conference.

    Link to film
  • Core77 Design Award

    Radlab was chosen as an honorable mention for the 2012 Core77 Design Awards for our Bilateral Hand Rehabilitation Apparatus, designed for Novokinetics.

    Link to images
  • Radlab Partners With Formech

    As a partner in working and thinking through novel applications in thermoforming, coupling digital and traditional fabrication methods, Radlab is excited to be working with Formech.

    Link to Site
  • BSA Space Exhibit - Screen Walls

    Screen Walls is the result of an eight-week workshop through the Boston Architectural College, centered around the design, fabrication, and assembly of an architectural screen wall. Using Radlab's robotic arm for production, the class focused on the relationship between the unit and the group, and its effect on the perception of continuity.

    BAC Course: VS638
    Dates: January 23 - March 13, 2012
    Instructor: Matt Trimble
    TA: Esko Heilner

    Link to Exhibit
    Link to Video
    Link to images
  • Build Boston 2011

    For the 27th edition of its annual conference, Build Boston will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center. Matt Trimble is an invited speaker on a panel entitled "Digital innovations in art, architecture and industrial design" with Ted Acworth of Artaic, Holly Compton Alderman of Holly Alderman Studio, and Kevin Ruttan of NU Graphics and printDNA.
  • Pecha Kucha Boston 24

    Matt Trimble is presenting a PechaKucha talk (20 images x 20 seconds) at Oberon in Harvard Square. Thanks to Brett Stilwell, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Tiffany Chu, and Zenovia Toloudi for organizing the event.
  • MIT Lecture

    Matt Trimble has been invited as a guest lecturer to the Computation Group at the MIT School of Architecture. His talk, entitled Degrees of Freedom, reflects Radlab's ongoing interest in probing the limits and possibilities of automation while developing new strategies for aligning design intentions with appropriate digital and machinic processes.
  • Radlab wins a 2011 BAC Edco Grant

    Matt Trimble will teach a workshop through the Boston Architectural College geared toward research in alternative techniques for building continuously differentiated assemblies as architectural screen walls. Many thanks to the BAC for continued support of Radlab's research and work.
  • Radlab says goodbye to Garett Hwang - principal, colleague, and friend

    After more than two years of hard work, relentless patience, and taking on a wealth of challenges that were consistently met with fearlessness and integrity, Ms. Hwang has decided to explore new territory. As she establishes new roots in China, Radlab wishes her all the best and reflects with much thankfulness and for her time, energy, and dedication.
  • Radlab explores surface milling techniques using the robotic arm...

    By using the six-axis KUKA robotic arm as a "drawing tool," Radlab is designing through the drawn line- the surface milling toolpath, varying surface geometry definitions and toolpath parameters to ellicit an array of surface ornamentation that innately portray the fabrication process within each pattern and texture.
  • Radlab establishes new partnership

    Radlab partners with In-House Solutions (CAD/CAM Software for CNC and Robotics) and Technical Education Solutions for robotic arm programming.

    This significant partnership will enable Radlab to continue research and fabrication aimed to better understand the efficacy of robotic arm machining for prototyping and design work, in addition to manufacturing.
  • Radlab wins a 2010 BAC Edco Grant

    In collaboration with Peter Schmitt, Radlab is a recipient of the 2010 Boston Architectural College Education Committee Grant Competition. Through in-house research and technology-based design courses we'll offer at the BAC, Radlab will use the robotic arm to explore the fabrication of emergent design solutions and discrete unit-based systems.
  • Radlab presents at Pecha Kucha at the Worcester Art Museum

    Radlab recently presented at Pecha Kucha Worcester Night, held at the Worcester Art Museum. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", Pecha Kucha lecture events follow a simple presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

    Link to site
  • Radlab is "Working Outside of the Box" on Archinect.com

    Radlab was recently featured on Archinect.com as part of "Working Outside of the Box," a "series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths."

About

Radlab is a multidisciplinary design and fabrication consulting firm located in Boston, MA. The scope of our work includes architecture, design computing, digital fabrication, and product development. These areas are viewed as uniquely distinguishable, and yet distinctly complementary. At Radlab, opportunities for integrating and intersecting disciplines are always on the agenda.

Radlab views continual experimentation, part of its core mode of operation, as a critical form of applied research. The cultivation of design knowledge through trials and prototypes, creating and documenting a continually expanding archive of shared experience, is part of our standard practice. Through clearly defined intentions and methods, with ad hoc rubrics for measuring and evaluating levels of success, research is employed as a foundational tool for realizing ideas in physical form. It is understood that although research, in these terms, by no means guarantees any form of success, it plays a crucial role in reinforcing design propositions, thereby maximizing the probability of success.

Within this framework of experimentation, the creation and discovery of pertinent solutions are wrought through cyclical iterations, invariably mixed with some success and some failure. These research and design experiments (from which Radlab derives its name) occur at a range of scales, within both digital and material contexts, and are rationalized through the lens of a variety of project specific goals. It is our aim not to let technology drive intention, but rather to allow the unfolding of process occur in response to and in conjunction with research. Emperical evidence, both predictable and entirely unforseeble, emerges through the study of materials, joinery systems, spatial configurations, environmental conditions and assembly logics, ready to take the helm.

Radlab office interior

Matthew A. Trimble founded Radlab in 2008. Born in Memphis, TN, he has since lived in Kuwait, Los Angeles, and now resides in Boston with his wife and daughter. Trimble has studied architecture at The University of Memphis (BFA), where he received the Frances F. Austin Scholarship, and holds a Professional Degree (M.Arch) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the Avalon Travel Fellowship.

Trimble has a diverse range of experience working and consulting in the field of architecture for firms that include Neil M. Denari Architects, Behnisch Behnisch and Partner, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc, and dECOi Architects. He has also served as a partner and director of technology and design for Ispace, LLC, a Boston based product development company. Trimble has taught seminars, workshops, and studios for both graduate and undergraduate students at the Boston Architectural College, the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City. He currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Team

Ian Carney
Jared Friedman
Jino Kim
Amanda Lee
Max Perry
Jose Silva
Matt Trimble
Ethan Zisson

If you would like to be considered for a position at Radlab, please send a brief letter of interest, resume, and work samples [as a single PDF, 5mb max] to info@radlabinc.com.

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