Education: B.A., U.C. Berkeley; M.Arch., U.C. Berkeley, M.S., U.C. Berkeley; Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley

Background: Kirk Martini teaches structural design as well as digital media at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980, a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and a Master of Architecture in 1982, and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering in 1990: all from U.C. Berkeley. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in California and used to work with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in San Francisco. In 1989 he worked as a graduate student summer intern at Taisei Construction in Tokyo, and completed post-doctoral studies at Tokyo University in 1992. Since then, he has taught at UVa, where he received a Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, two Teaching and Technology Fellowships, and a resident fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. His research interests include design and planning for wind and earthquake, non-linear structural analysis, interactive computer animation, and ancient structures.

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