Instructor Bio

Dr. NEGAR KALANTAR is an associate professor and a Co-Director of the Digital Craft Lab at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Her cross-disciplinary research focuses on sustainable materials exploration and robotic and additive manufacturing technologies, such as 3-D printed buildings. She engages the fields of architecture, science, and engineering as platforms for examining the critical role of design in real estate globally.

Kalantar is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the X-Grant 2018 from the Texas A&M President’s Excellence Fund on developing sustainable material for 3-D printed buildings, the Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award 2018, and a National Science Foundation, Autodesk Technology Center Grant.

Some of her work has been featured in the Guardian, on the BBC, in science-focused magazines, and by the National Science Foundation. Her research has been presented at the Technical University of Vienna and Berlin, ETH Zurich, University of Maryland, Tehran University, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M University, and New York 3D Print Show. She has organized national and international workshops on additive manufacturing, robotics, and materials advancement in digital fabrication and building design.