Nexus 2008: Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics

June 23-26, 2008

The Nexus conferences are dedicated to explorations of the relationships between architecture and mathematics, through a broad panorama of topics.  In the past, these topics have included: symmetry in architecture, projective and descriptive geometry, soap bubbles and minimum surfaces, systems of proportions, geometry and urban design, the development of structural forms, the use of arithmetical, geometrical, and harmonic means, calculations of domes and arches, linear algebra and geometric forms, music theory and architecture, fractals in architecture, etc.  Presentations have also included discussions of the work of individual architects, such as Alberti, Palladio, Frank Lloyd Wright; historical periods, such as Roman, Incan and Renaissance; the application of particular branches of mathematics to architectural design, such as geometry and algebra.

Conference Details

For information about the conference and the program follow this link to the Nexus Website.

Registration

The registration deadline is Friday, June 13, 2008.  Please follow the registration link to register for the conference and pay by credit card.

Hotel Accomodations

The conference has a block of rooms at two San Diego hotels.  We will be providing transportation to and from the hotels daily.  The price quoted is for each room (single or double). You may wish to share a room to reduce hotel costs.  Please indicate on the registration form if you would like us to assist you in identifying a roommate.

The hotels will allow you to come a few days early or stay a few days beyond the conference at the reduced rates as there is space available. Please note that June is a very busy month for tourism in San Diego, so book your hotel rooms as soon as possible.

Quality Inn

$129 per night + taxes
This reduced rate is available until April 1, 2008  or until all rooms are booked, whichever comes first. Click this link to learn more about the hotel.

To make reservations:
By phone: Call (619) 224-3655 and tell them that you are with the PLNU/Nexus 7 group.

Holiday Inn Bayside

$160 per night + taxes
This reduced rate is available until May 24, 2008  or until all rooms are booked, whichever comes first. Click this link to learn more about the hotel.

To make reservations:
By phone: Call (619) 224-3621 and tell them that you are with the PLNU/Nexus 7 group.
On-line: Follow this reservation link to the webpage with the discounted rate.

If you have any questions about registration or hotel arrangements, please contact Maria Zack at mzack@pointloma.edu.