Principal Marc Swackhamer is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Architecture Program at the University of Minnesota. In his ongoing research, Marc examines the relationship between performance and ornament as specifically developed through digital production and fabrication techniques. He has, during his tenure at Minnesota, developed studio and seminar coursework on the topic of bio-inspired design. As an Associate Member of the University of Minnesota’s Digital Design Consortium he conducts research in the area of digitally produced modular wall systems. Through this effort, he and Blair Satterfield have collaborated with numerous faculty members and researchers from multiple disciplines across the university.