Tim B. Castillo
Director | A|R|T|S | Digital Media Lab
School of Architecture + Planning
Interdisciplinary Film + Digital Media
University of New Mexico
Tim B. Castillo is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He has been part of the School of Architecture and Planning faculty since 2002 and in 2009 became a member of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media faculty. In 2010 he was appointed as the Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory at the University.
While at the University of New Mexico Professor Castillo has been pursuing new pedagogies that explore applications related to emerging digital technologies. His architectural studios and seminars continue to investigate new progressive strategies for design that are defined by informatics, digital media and CAD/CAM processes. In 2007, Professor Castillo was recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) as the National New Faculty Teacher of the year.
Professor Castillo served as the undergraduate design coordinator in the architecture program from 2005-2010. He was also the co-director of the international summer abroad program in Vico Morcote, Switzerland from 2003-2005.
Professor Castillo has been involved in the coordination of conferences, symposiums and curator of exhibits at the School of Architecture and Planning. In 2003, he was the coordinator of the “Next”-Digital Evolution’s Symposium and traveling exhibit. In the fall 2006 he was co-coordinator of the Architecture, Film + Digital Media Symposium that focused on interdisciplinary research. In 2009, he served as Co-chair of the ACSA [association of collegiate schools of architecture] Southwest regional conference entitled: Chang[e]ing Identities; Design, Culture + Technology.
Professor Castillo is the founder of Hybrid Environments, a critical design office that focuses on new technologies for architecture, research and design. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally in various locations including the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Spain), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Pavillon de l’Arsenal (France), Bienal of Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Waterloo (Canada), University of Utah, University of Colorado, and the University of Texas-Arlington.