– Associate Professor in Practice of Architectural Tech., Harvard GSD
– Area Head, Technology, Master in Design Studies, Harvard GSD
– Principal, INVIVIA
– Director, REAL
Allen Sayegh is an architect, designer, educator, and the principal of INVIVIA, an award winning global design firm. He is the director of REAL, the Responsive Environment and Artifacts Lab at Harvard, and his academic research and professional practice span a period of two decades working on projects of varied scales. He has taught at different institutions and has worked on many different projects throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
His courses and practice focus on technologically driven architectural design, exploring potentials of media- and technology-integrated built environments, 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, digital art, and design in coming up with innovative architectural human interfaces and responsive environments.
Sayegh’s Lab at Harvard, REAL, looks into the future of the built environment from a technologically augmented point of view with a strong focus on the sustainability and longevity of responsive and technologically design-driven environments. His portfolio of work has a diverse list of clients, including Microsoft, Harvard University, Solidere and the city of Beirut, the city of Bergamo, 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, and Wired, and has been exhibited at the Guggenheim NY, the Duomo in Florence, the Storefront of Art and Architecture, Moscow, Kwangju Biennale, CHI, etc.