Gygaia Projects Research Complex (Manisa, Turkey)
Tim Frank is an architect, designer, educator, and researcher. He is an Assistant
Professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University and he maintains a nationally
recognized interdisciplinary design studio based in Atlanta. Through a combination
of research and practice, his work utilizes advanced modeling and simulation tools
to reaffirm the most fundamental relationships that constitute a work of architecture.
His studio has authored a number of award winning projects including the Angier Springs
Monumental Work that received a Design and Honor Award from the American Institute
of Architects in 2018 and the Tensegrity Aviary that received first place in the 2012
American Institute of Architects 10-UP Design Competition. His work has been exhibited
in several museums and galleries including his 2010 solo exhibition of work entitled,
“Sense & Sustain - ability” at the Museum of Design in Atlanta. His research has been
featured in many publications and venues around the world including his 2018 article
published in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Journal of Technology,
Architecture and Design entitled, “Archaeo-tectural Translations: New Roles for the
Field Architect” co-written with archaeologist’s Christina Luke and Christopher H.
Roosevelt. Additionally, his paper entitlted, "The Charnley-Norwood House: A Turning
Point in the History of American Environmental Design" received the Best Paper Award
at the 2018 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) - European Association
for Architectural Education (EAAE) International Conference in Philadelphia. In 2015,
he was named Fellow of the James Marston Fitch Foundation as recipient of the Samuel
H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship.
Specialties: First Principles Design; Architectural Reconstruction; Simulation Modeling; Fundamental Spatial Criteria: Thermal, Atmospheric, Luminous, and Sonic.