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Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros

Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros is Professor of Mathematics and Architecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio. An internationally recognized Architectural Theorist and Urbanist, he holds a doctorate in Mathematical Physics from Stony Brook University, New York.
Salingaros published research on Algebras, Electromagnetic Fields, and Thermonuclear Fusion before turning to Architecture and Urbanism.
His publications include the books Algorithmic Sustainable Design, Anti-Architecture and Deconstruction, A Theory of Architecture, Principles of Urban Structure, and Unified Architectural Theory, plus numerous scientific articles. He co-authored with Michael Mehaffy the books Design for a Living Planet, and A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions. He is editor of many professional journals covering
architecture, design, and urbanism. He collaborated with the visionary
architect Christopher Alexander in editing the four-volume The Nature
of Order. Salingaros won the 2019 Stockholm Cultural Award for
Architecture, and shared the 2018 Clem Labine Traditional Building
Award with Michael Mehaffy.