LaN focuses on DIGITAL FABRICATION as a means to forwarding composite processes/collaborations driving architectural development. LaN recognizes the power of digital fabrication, not merely as a toolset of of a high technical caliber, but as the driver of particular groupings of resources–an organization of human, economic, and material assets–varying widely based on project circumstances. LaN’s mode of operation is parametric in nature, and seeks to with re-associate architecture with a flexible, non-authoritative, temporal, & data-rich practice of spatial design.
Luis Fraguada holds a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Following a subsequent year as the IT Director for the program, he pursued his Masters in London at the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (DRL). 16 intense months later, he joined Monika Wittig & Shane Salisbury realizing a Post-Graduate degree in ,Digital Architecture Production (IAAC). Following, he has remained involved in both practice (Vicente Guallart Architects) and academia as a tutor of ‘Open Source Design Scripting’(IAAC) as well as assisting Marta Male-Alemany in Digital Tectonics Studio.
Monika Wittig holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Post-Graduate degree in Digital Architecture Production from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). She values experiences gained as a visiting student at the Architectural Association, as an intern with OMA ny (now known as REX),designer at ReD Research+Design & collaborator to Vicente Guallart Architects (Barcelona). She currently is based in Denver, directing project [WIND]OW SEAT being commissioned by the DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DIA) & Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA).
Shane Salisbury also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Digital Architecture production from the from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Previously he earned a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture from Montana State University. He has gained experience with ReD (Barcelona) and since OCT 2007 as a part of the teaching staff at IAAC (assisting Marta Male-Alemany, Director Digital Tectonics). Further, at IAAC he holds responsibilities with FAB LAB BCN and WAW (Weekend Architectural Workshops).