Kory Bieg, AIA is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and principal of OTA+, an architecture, design, and research office that specializes in the development and use of current, new, and emerging digital technologies for the design and fabrication of buildings, building components, and experimental installations.
Bieg’s research focuses on computational design practice, the use of creative AI in architecture, and architectural theory. In 2018, Bieg co-edited Center 21: The Secret Life of Buildings, a book that explores the significance of Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) to Architecture, a book exploring the significance of Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) in architecture, featuring original essays by prominent philosophers and architects.
Bieg has previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art University. He has lectured about his work at the University of Virginia, University of New Mexico, Auburn University, and the University of Texas at Austin, among others. He is the chair of TxA Emerging Design + Technology, a member of the Board of Directors of ACADIA, and a Co-director of the TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance. He has also served on the Board of Directors of SXSW Eco Place by Design and the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), co-chairing the 2019 ACADIA conference titled “Ubiquity and Autonomy.”
Bieg received his Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York City where he received a William Kinne Fellowship and the Honor Award for Excellence in Design, and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis. Kory Bieg is a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB Certified and a registered architect in the state of Texas.