Professor Douglas Noble, Ph.D., FAIA, is currently Chair of the Ph.D. program in Architecture at the University of Southern California. He is the Discipline Head for Building Science. He is a practicing architect and has served as a consultant to a number of firms. He is the author of several books, including “Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice.” His interests are in the areas of computer-supported design and the science of design. He served as Associate Dean from 2007-2009. With Karen Kensek, he hosts the FACADE TECTONICS conferences.