CAAD Futures Foundation

The foundation

CAADFutures was set up under Dutch law in 1985 with three founding members; Tom Maver, Rik Schijf, and Harry Wagter with the purpose of promoting, through international conferences and publications, the advancement of Computer Aided Architectural Design in the service of those concerned with the quality of the built environment. The Housing Ministry of the Netherlands Government provided initial capital of dfl 40,000 (appr. 18,000 euro).

The mission of the CAADFutures foundation can be stated as follows:

  • to promote research interactions and collaborations between researchers, including PhD students and their supervisors, and to provide a platform for communication among researchers in the of CAAD
  • to play an active role in the dissemination of such progress to the scientific architectural community and the architectural practice
  • to provide a platform of the highest scientific level in the field of CAAD, and to promote and support this level internationally through the organisation of a bi-annual conference which rotates world-wide.

Next Conference

Istanbul 2017

Secretariat CAADFutures Foundation

Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of the Built Environment
Information Systems in the Build Environment - VRT 9.08
P.O.Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Board members

The current board members of the CAADFutures Foundation are:

  • Bauke de Vries, Chairman. Professor of Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Thomas Kvan, Vice - Chairman / secretary. Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Mark Gross, Treasurer. Professor of Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.