Gernot Riether is the Director of the School of Architecture and Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He previously taught at Kennesaw State University, Ball State University, ENSA Paris La Villette, Georgia Tech, the New York Institute of Technology and Barnard College at Columbia University and is lecturing internationally. He holds a DI in Architecture from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and a MS in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York. Riether’s research explores the relationship between public urban spaces and information technology. His research has been funded by the state, nonprofit organizations, construction industry and universities. Projects that he and his students designed and built in his Digital Design Build Studio won competitions and are featured in many books on digital fabrication. Riether is the author of over 40 refereed papers, articles and book chapters.