Shota Vashakmadze


I am a sixth-year PhD Candidate at UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, where I research the profession’s ongoing acculturation to environmental crisis. My dissertation traces the conjoined histories of architectural computing, environmental design, and professional practice in the late 20th century, adopting critical approaches to architecture’s technical substrates—the algorithms, softwares, and user protocols of computation.

Link to CV

Link to Design Portfolio

Selected Writing

Modeling the Line: Bresenham’s Algorithm, 1962–87, Architectural Theory Review

Solomon Butcher's Architectural Image, Avery Review

Out of Frame — Marcel Breuer's Atlanta Central Library, Architect's Newspaper

A Land Ethic for Architects, Pidgin Magazine


svashakmadze [at] ucla [dot] edu