Laure Michelon


Machinic Reflection


Laure Michelon is an architectural technologist and designer with a focus in architecture, machine learning, energy analysis, and fashion. 

As an architectural and creative technologist, I aim to understand, question, and sometimes blur the temporal and physical boundaries between humans, infrastructure, ecology, and technology through machine learning and algorithmic mutations. By speculating on the future of design and rethinking the current connection to energy production, waste, construction, automation, representation, and climate, I hope to influence the discourse of architectural design.

Laure Michelon is a creative technologist whose research and practice focus on digital simulation and algorithmic mutations with focused interests in infrastructure systems, machine learning, and fashion.   She holds a post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Technologies from SCI-Arc and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. She serves as a faculty member at UCLA AUD With over a decade of professional experience, she commenced her career in engineering and sustainability, holding positions as an Energy Analyst and Project Manager at Glumac Tetra Tech. Later, she transitioned into the field of architecture, working as a Designer and Project Coordinator at the architectural firm Oyler Wu Collaborative, and Studio Kinch where she contributed to several urban design and architecture projects before co-founding Studio-MMR with Galileo Morandi and M. Casey Rehm.

Laure actively engages in the realm of automation and the integration of AI tools into urban planning and architectural design. She also takes on a curatorial role for the artistic collective SUPERCOLLIDER and the A+D Museum.

  • M.S. Architectural Technologies - SCI-Arc (with distinction)
  • B.S. Civil Engineering - Columbia University

  • SCI-Arc Architectural Technologies [AT]
  • SCI-Arc Undergraduate Thesis [AT]
  • AAVS Seoul Workshop [Tutor]
  • UCLA MSAUD IDEAS Technologies Studio [Lecturer]
  • Kent State Graduate Studio [Lecturer]
  • UCLA AUD IDEAS Technolog Seminar [Lecturer]

  • Super Collider SciArt Collective 

  • FRAC Centre (SCI-Arc)
  • Venice Biennale (SCI-Arc, Studio Kinch)
  • Ars Electronica (Studio Kinch, Lifeforms.IO)
  • Seoul Biennale (Studio Kinch)
  • Terra [Alterities] at Biosphere 2
  • FEELERS at Tetrapod Gallery with Fulcrum Festival
  • A time to tear, a time to mend at Wonzimer Gallery
  • We Are Here at A+D Museum

  • Mercado Magazine
  • AD Magazine
  • Fact Magazine 
  • POOL

  • Digital Futures
  • Tech+ LA Speaker
  • Archinect Generative Futures Competition Jury
  • Facade Tectonics World Congress Speaker
  • UF / ETH Zurich Playing Models