Molly Wright Steenson

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Molly Wright Steenson is a designer, professor, and international speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of design, architecture, and artificial intelligence. She is the author of Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, November 2017), which tells the radical history of AI’s impact on design and architecture and how it poured the foundation for contemporary digital design. A web pioneer since 1994, she’s worked at groundbreaking design studios, consultancies, and Fortune 500 companies for nearly 25 years. Dr. Steenson is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, where she heads the professional Doctorate of Design program. She was previously a journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an adjunct at Art Center College of Design, and a resident professor at the Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea in Italy. She holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a master’s in architectural history from Yale.