[SIGCIS-Members] History of computing in architecture -- references?

Andrew Meade McGee amm5ae at virginia.edu
Sun May 3 11:11:23 PDT 2020

Dear Telly,

I would suggest your student looks into the work of my CMU colleague Daniel
Cardoso, a computer historian and professor of architecture. His 2015
book *Builders
of the Vision* is an insightful history of computer-aided design. His
website, with links to several relevant articles, is here:
I have a peripheral connection with his work in reconstructing early CAD
software, and last year he exhibited a reconstruction of the 1972 CISP
system (by Christos Yessios) as part of an exhibit I curated on campus here
in Pittsburgh.

Daniel is quite approachable, and would probably be amenable to your
student reaching out to him.


On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 12:16 PM Aristotle Tympas <tympas at phs.uoa.gr> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> I hope all is well during this difficult period.
> A graduate student who works on a thesis on the history of the
> introduction and use of electronic computing in architecture (focusing on
> hardware-software for architectural drawing/design), has asked me to help
> her with secondary literature on the topic. Suggestions would be very
> welcomed.
> Thank you,
> Telly
> Aristotle Tympas
> Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science
> Director, Division of History of Science and Technology, Department of
> History and Philosophy of Science
> Director, Graduate Program ‘Science, Technology, Society—Science and
> Technology Studies’
> National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
> http://scholar.uoa.gr/tympas/home
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