The Board of Trustees appoints a new Advisory Board member

April 30, 2021

This 3rd of May, the Board of Trustees at the Norman Foster Foundation appointed a new Advisory Board member, Prof. Kent Larson, Architect, Entrepreneur and Director of City Science, MIT Media Lab.

Kent Larson is Director of City Science at the MIT Media Lab, with research focused on compact transformable housing, ultralight autonomous mobility systems, sensing and algorithms to recognize and respond to complex human behavior, and advanced modeling, simulation, and tangible interfaces for urban design.

He has established an international network of affiliated City Science Labs in Shanghai, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City, Toronto, Hamburg, Andorra, and Guadalajara. He received 10-Year Impact Awards from Ubicomp in 2017 and 2019 for recognition of work that, with the test of time, has had the greatest impact.

Larson’s book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks, was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture 2000 by the New York Times Review of Books. He has founded or cofounded multiple MIT spinoff companies including ORI Living, an architectural robotics company creating systems for dynamically reconfigurable environments.