A Los Angeles based multidisciplinary design studio initiated by Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto in 2008, with backgrounds in architecture, art, and technology.
Brandon Kruysman is a co-founder of Kruysman-Proto and faculty member at SCI-Arc. He holds both a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc and a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University, while also studying abroad in Copenhagen, DK. Kruysman has had extensive experience in computational design and coded assemblies, having previously worked for Point b Design in Philadelphia and THEVERYMANY in New York. In addition, Kruysman has been the lead developer of a custom software plug-in called Esperant.O, which utilizes the animation software Maya as a control model for multi-agent robotic fabrication, and is currently the platform used by the SCI-Arc Robot House.
kruysman (at) gmail.com
Jonathan Proto is a co-founder of Kruysman-Proto and faculty member at SCI-Arc. He holds both a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc and a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University, while also studying abroad in Copenhagen, DK. Proto leads the studios exploration of custom machine tooling through a variety of digital and analog methods of making. He has honed his craft while working in the offices of Point b Design in Philadelphia and THEVERYMANY in New York, where he oversaw the execution of complex building components from conception through installation.
jonathan.proto (at) gmail.com
In fall 2011, SCI-Arc appointed Brandon and Jonathan as the first SCI-Arc Research Fellows to focus exclusively on teaching and research in the SCI-Arc Robot House. Kruysman-Proto’s research investigates techniques of networked manufacturing in architectural design. Using the unique configuration of the SCI-Arc Robot House, their research explores synchronous robotics and the complex coordination between movement, end arm tooling, and material agency in space. The SCI-Arc Robot House and EST(m) post-graduate program are underwritten in part through the generous support of Stäubli Robotics, The Fletcher Jones Foundation, and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
2012-12-18: BK/JP present paper, "Augmented Fabrications" at Rob|Arch 2012, Vienna, AU
2012-12-14: BK/JP host 3 day workshop "Machine Networks" at Rob|Arch 2012, Vienna, AU
2012-11-25: BK/JP join Design Computation Symposium at Autodesk University, Las Vegas. Invitation Robert Aish
2012-09-06: BK/JP to teach Robotics Seminar (Eye,Robot) SCI-Arc
2012-09-01: BK/JP to exhibit and host workshop at ACADIA: Synthetic Digital Ecologies in SF
2012-06-04: BK/JP teach Synchronous Dissection Workshop at SCI-Arc (ESTm)
2012-06-01: Hot Networks featured on Fast Company, Creators Project, Creative Applications, DesignBoom, NOTCOT...
2012-05-01: BK/JP join SCI-Arc Faculty 2012/13
2012-04-13: BK/JP give 2011-12 Fellows Talk at SCI-Arc
2012-03-17: Episode of Germany's Next Top Model in the Robot House.
2012-01-12: updated tutorials/downloads for current build of Esperant.O Robotics
2011-12-10: peer review essay "Machine Perturbations" published in Rice School of Architecture journal PLAT 1.5
2011-12-03: BK/JP presenting recent work and performing live robot demo for DorkBot SoCal at SCI-Arc
2011-10-01: Robot House featured in Architectural Record article "A Fetish for Fabrication"
2011-09-21: BK/JP teach Esperant.O workshop at SCI-Arc
2011-09-20: BK/JP are appointed 2011/12 Teaching Fellows at SCI-Arc
2011-09-18: Synchronous (Object)ives shown at SCI-Arc Selected Thesis Exhibition
2011-09-11: Synchronous (Object)ives wins 'Best Thesis Prize' at SCI-Arc
2011-08-04: Robot Sonification featured on NOTCOT
2011-07-26: duet with Holley Farmer of Merce Cunningham Dance Company
2011-06-20: BK/JP in development of robot motion control software Esperant.O
2011-06-02: first synchronous test in the Robot House
2011-05-12: SCI-Arc Robot House in operation!