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Greg Andonian

Greg Andonian has taught in the architecture school since 1976. His graduate studies focused on the art, science, and philosophy of design in the creative making of architecture via digital means. Since 1971, he has developed content for courses on design and technology for several North American universities, conducted research on architecture and hi-tech, and published papers on instrumental reasoning.

During the past 20 years, he has organized over 25 international symposia on architecture and technology in North America and Europe and debated global issues pertaining to systems design, informatics and cybernetics and their impact on quality of life in the build environment.

The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Baden-Baden, Germany conferred upon him Dr. H.C. – Doctor Honoris Causa – in 1996 and Distinguished Professor of the Institute in 2002 in recognition for his long service to the international scientific community.


PhD Systems Design – University of Waterloo, 1978

MSc Systems Design – University of Waterloo, 1973

MArch, Yerevan Polytechnic – Armenia, 1968

BSc – Aleppo, Syria, 1963


CAD and computer graphics, systems design and sustainability

Computer vision and architectural literacy

Computer-mediated architectural education

Architectural modeling and perspective space

Stereo space and multi-light-source shadowing

Architecture, technology and quality of life

Info-tech, design and culture

Virtual reality and high-tech in architecture

Early and medieval Christian church architecture and its manifestations

Architecture and philosophy

Systems design and social, economic, environmental and cultural sustainability