Rivka Oxman

Rivka Oxman

Rivka Oxman is an architect, researcher, and professor at the Technion Institute in Haifa. Her research interests are related to design and computation, including digital architecture and methods, and exploring their contribution to the emergence of new paradigms of architectural design and practice.

Life and career

Oxman received graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Technion, where she later became a professor and Vice Dean for Teaching at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. She has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Delft University of Technology and held research appointments at MIT and Berkeley. She has worked at the University of Sydney and Kaiserslautern University.

She married fellow architect Robert Oxman, and they have a daughter, Neri.

In 2006 she became a Fellow of DRS - the Design Research Society for her work in design research.[1] She is an Associate Editor of Design Studies,[2] and on the editorial board of other journals on design theory and on digital design. In 2010 she and her husband co-edited a special issue of the journal Architectural Design on “New Structuralism"[3] – the convergence of new design, engineering and erchitectural technology to a new mode of synthesizing materials and creating space.

In 2014 they edited the book Theories of the Digital in Architecture (2014), an overview of the field with chapters from dozens of contributors.


Academic papers

Oxman has published papers in scientific journals, conference books, and as invited chapters in books.


Lectures and presentations

Oxman's public lectures and keynotes tend to be on digital design, education, computation, and design cognition.


External links

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