CAAD Futures was set up under Dutch law in 1985 with three founding members; Tom Maver, Rik Schijf, and Harry Wagter with the purpose of promoting, through international conferences and publications, the advancement of Computer Aided Architectural Design in the service of those concerned with the quality of the built environment with initial capital provided by the Housing Ministry of the Netherlands Government.
Many decades later, no longer based in the Netherlands, the Foundation continues to play a major global role in advancing the field and documenting progress in research with its biennial conference. We work in collaboration with the several regionally focused groups that have been established over these years to support and cultivate a richly diverse research community.
The mission of the CAAD Futures foundation continues to be:
to promote research interactions and collaborations between researchers, including PhD students and their supervisors;
to provide a platform for communication among researchers in the field of CAAD;
to play an active role in the dissemination of such progress to the scientific architectural community and the architectural practice.
The CAAD Futures 2025 conference will take place in Asia. If you are in Asia and are interested in hosting the conference in 2025 at your institution, please email any board member by the end of September, 2023.
The CAAD Futures 2027 conference will take place in the Americas.
The current board members of the CAAD Futures Foundation are:
Mine Özkar, Chair. Professor of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christiane M. Herr, Vice-Chair. Professor, SUSTech School of Design.
Daniel Cardoso Llach, Vice-Chair. Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, United States.