Walter Zesk

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2015

Contact Info

Email
walter.zesk@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-2526
Campus
Providence

About Walter

Walter Zesk’s research and professional practice straddle the border between design and engineering, primarily focusing on using emerging technologies to develop parametric product systems.

As a graduate student, he collaborated on an investigation into automated folding that grew into a new business, Seeyond. In addition, Zesk is co-founder of Conform Lab, which provides consulting in design automation and direct manufacturing technologies.

Prior to joining JWU in 2015, he taught at RISD and the Boston Architecture College.

Education

  • MSEM, Tufts University
  • MArch, Rhode Island School of Design
  • BA, Wesleyan University

At one point, most designers were thinking about physical products. Now there’s a huge emphasis on designing experiences for users ... So students are constantly challenged to think about products in a more modern and inclusive way.

Teaching Interests

Engineering Management,
Architecture,
Philosophy and Art

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Publications

  • Geoinfo, “Spatial Patterns of Residential Segregation,” 2008.
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Honors And Awards

  • Neocon, Gold Medal/Best of NeoCon, 2013
  • Neocon, Gold Medal/Best of NeoCon, 2011
  • Neocon, Inovation Award/Best of NeoCon, 2011