Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong

Instructor; Ph.D. Candidate


Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Current
Master of Science in Architecture and Design, University of Michigan, 2016
Master of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University, 2014
Master of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, 2008
Bachelor of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, 2004


Generative design; Building typology; Digital fabrication; Shape grammars; Formal specification of shapes; Parametric modeling


Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The current research of Kurt is mainly focusing on implementation of shape computation system, including the development of geometry/graph kernel, novel data representations and shape recognition algorithms. Kurt is a research assistant at the Shape Computation Lab working with Dr. Thanos Economou and his works include the implementation of shape grammar interpreter, generative modeling system of US Courthouse design and generative modeling system of Froebel blocks. Before entering Shape Computation Lab, Kurt was a research assistant at the Digital Building Lab working with Dr. Dennis Shelden, and his main contribution to Digital Building Lab included the implementation of Automatic Routing System in architecture and an interactive web-based data visualization platform, Smart 3D Atlanta. Kurt holds BSEE, MSEE, M.Arch from the National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), and MSArch from the University of Michigan.

Hong TK, Economou A, “Five criteria for shape grammar interpreters”, In International Conference on-Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’20), Springer, 2020. [Forthcoming]

Economou A, Hong T-C, Ligler H and Park J, “Shape Machine: A Primer for Visual Computation” in Computational Studies on Cultural Variation and Heredity (Proceedings of the 3rd Cultural DNA Workshop), Ed: J-H Lee, Daejeon: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, pp. 79-102, 2019.

ARCH 7030: Media Modeling III