Five figures demonstrating various lines patterns drawn by the Shape Machine.

Design Computation

Design Computation

Design Computation explores the theoretical and practical basis of 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 computer science, mathematics, AI, logic, and cybernetics. 

Research Areas

Shape computation card

Shape Computation

Parametric Wall design with six examples.

Parametric Design

A drawing of a historic building with a look inside at the layout of its interior.

Digital Heritage

A snippet of a project delivery system from the Digital Building Lab

Building Information Systems

Building Information Model outlining the performance of a building

Performance Informatics

Research Labs

Shape Computation Lab

Associated Centers

Digital Building Lab

SimTigrate Design Lab

IPaT | Institute of People and Technology

Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines


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