Design computation explores the theoretical and practical basis design as a computational premise. The possibility of design is viewed through the lens of the history and theoretical foundations of fields as diverse as mathematics, logic, linguistics and cybernetics. The architecture program is one of the leading institutions in the study of Shape Grammars – an area of study that views architectural drawing as a formal logic of geometric shapes. The Shape Computation Lab within the School of Architecture is one of the leading institutions in the study of Shape Grammars – an area of study that views architectural drawing as a formal logic of geometric shapes - and conducts research in defining the language languages of diverse historical and contemporary architecture, from classical through modernist architects to hospitals and courthouses.
Director, Shape Computation Lab
Professor, School of Architecture
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Director, Digital Building Laboratory; Director, Ph.D. Program
Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture
Founder, Digital Building Laboratory