CAADFutures was set up under Dutch law in 1985 with three founding members; Tom Maver, Rik Schijf, and Harry Wagter with the purpose of promoting, through international conferences and publications, the advancement of Computer Aided Architectural Design in the service of those concerned with the quality of the built environment. The Housing Ministry of the Netherlands Government provided initial capital of dfl 40,000 (appr. 18,000 euro).
The mission of the CAADFutures foundation can be stated as follows:
to promote research interactions and collaborations between researchers, including PhD students and their supervisors, and to provide a platform for communication among researchers in the of CAAD
to play an active role in the dissemination of such progress to the scientific architectural community and the architectural practice
to provide a platform of the highest scientific level in the field of CAAD, and to promote and support this level internationally through the organisation of a bi-annual conference which rotates world-wide.
Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of the Built Environment
Information Systems in the Build Environment - VRT 9.08
5600 MB Eindhoven
The current board members of the CAADFutures Foundation are:
Thomas Kvan, Chair. Dean of the School of Design, SUSTech, Shenzhen, China
Gabriela Celani, Vice - Chair. Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Campinas, Brazil
Mine Özkar, Vice - Chair. Professor of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey