Innovative architect and designer Sebastian Misiurek is co-owner of Simplus Design and the Assistant Director of Digital Futures at the Pratt Institute’s Undergraduate Architecture program. He first saw a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer in use when a colleague bought a MakerBot Cupcake CNC 3D Printer in 2009. Two years later, Digital Features acquired its first MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer and Misiurek has been utilizing it in his practice ever since. “3D printing is revolutionizing workflows…” Misiurek observes, “The monetary value and time savings when owning or using a MakerBot are immense.” You’re invited to hear from Misiurek and learn about his application of 3D printing in architecture and design on June 19th at 7:30pm at the NYC MakerBot Retail Store. Space is limited, so grab your spot here. Magic in the Making In a field like architecture, where professionals think, sketch, and work in digital 3D modeling, Misiurek notes that using a “MakerBot 3D Printer has broken down the barriers for making” and allows for ideas to become tangible models. The benefits of not having to outsource 3D prints are changing the way Misiurek, his colleagues, and architecture students reach a final designed product, and Misiurek is excited to share how. Building the Dream Realizing the potential and ease of 3D printing, Misiurek co-founded Simplus Design with Arianna Lebed. The two formed a partnership over wanting to formulate design ideas into well thought-out, physical objects. Their creations are online for all to enjoy and their “Cosmo-Knob” was recently featured on Thingiverse, our thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. (The Cosmo-Knob, thing: 314910) Learn from Misiurek’s 3D printing stories and innovations and apply them to your own practice. Register for the lecture, which starts at 7:30pm on June 19th at the NYC MakerBot Retail Store.