Interdisciplinary Methods Lead
University of Waterloo
Rob Gorbet leads the Interdisciplinary Methods stream within the LASG. He contributes to the creation of Living Architecture Systems environments and leads the LASG’s STEAM education program. With LASG partners, the Toolbox Dialog Initiative, he is involved in the development of a Handbook of Living Architecture and the curriculum for Living Architecture 101.
Rob is a key member of Gorbet Design, a design firm and consultancy specializing in public interactive artwork and experiences, and also collaborates with other designers, artists, and architects including within the LASG. Gorbet’s LASG collaborations have been exhibited across the world and have won several awards, including the international FEIDAD and VIDA 11.0 first prize, and being selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. His work has been featured in major print and online media, and on the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet.
Rob’s teaching includes courses on microcontrollers, control systems, museum exhibit design, and technology art. Formally trained as an electrical engineer, Rob is an interdisciplinarian, a mechatronics specialist, an award-winning teacher and a technology artist. He loves words, art, design, teaching, travel, squash, and his friends and family.