Allen Sayegh Image May 2013

Allen Sayegh is the principal and founder of INVIVIA- a global design research and user experience consultancy. He is also the head of REAL the Responsive Environment and Artifacts Lab at Harvard.   

Sayegh is an Associate Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology. His classes, studios and seminars focus on Architectural design, potentials of media and technology integration, Interaction design and the study of architectural and urban space thought through the impact of changing technology.  His work is characterized as the synthesis of architecture, art and design in coming up with innovative architectural human interfaces and responsive environments.

Sayegh has been lecturing, teaching, consulting and creating installations and designing products that juxtapose human interaction and art in the US, Europe, Asia for over two decades he most recently co-founded the ALiVe group - a collaboration between the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the WYSS Institute for the biologically inspired Engineering. He has been a recurring visiting professor at the Harvard Carpenter Center of Visual and Environmental Studies offering courses in the areas of media and the built environment such as; Sculpting Motion, Interactive Spaces, Augmented Architecture, Cinematic Architecture, and Responsive Environments.

Sayegh's Lab at Harvard - REAL looks into the future of built environment from a technologically augmented point of view with a strong focus on sustainability of technologically design driven environments.   Sayegh's studio, INVIVIA, is an award wining interdisciplinary design firm based in Cambridge MA. His portfolio of work has client list including Microsoft, Harvard University, LG, MIT/DARPA, NY Museum of Natural History, The Bostonian Society, Hewlett Packard, SAMSUNG, Guggenheim Museum NY, the Athens Olympic Committee and numerous Design and Art Biennials.   His work has been recognized in various media including New York Times, ID, Axis, Wired and has exhibited at the Guggenheim NY, The Duomo in Florence, The Storefront of Art and Architecture, Moscow, Kwangju Biennale, CHI etc. among his awards is an Honorary Doctorate from University of Yerevan for his work done in Armenia.

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