Computational Methods Robotics

   December 10, 2018

Like the language of machines that inspired Le Cobusier a century ago, these projects creatively explore how the language of robotics could inspire a new generation of architects spatially and formally, encouraging future architects to imagine smart environments, with the intelligence and behavior of animate buildings.  Working in...

WHISPERS: An Interactive Sound Installation

   February 3, 2018

Whispers is about exploring how to transform a static building into a dynamic space, by integrating music and architecture. People's presence in space and their movements and interactions with the space can lead to the creation of both individualized experiences with the sound as well as a collected representation of the sounds. This offers unique ways to capture occupants presence as they make...

DesComp Instagram!

DesComp Instagram!

   January 23, 2018

Check out our new(ish) instagram page for updates on our program and students.

Noushin Radnia Presented at the 16th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities

   January 23, 2018

Noushin, who is in her final year of the DesComp program presented her paper INVISIBLE PEOPLE; AN URBAN RESPONSIVE INTERFACE at the 16th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities January 9-11.

Dimitris Papanikolaou

Dimitris Papanikolaou joins the Design Computation Faculty

   August 29, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dimitris Papanikolaou is joining the faculty at UNC Charlotte in a tenure-track joint appointment in the School of Architecture (SoA) and Department of Software & Information Systems (SIS). Dimitris recently completed a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Graduate School ...

[Kak-tos]: A tool for optimizing conceptual mass design and orientation for rain water harvesting facades

   August 28, 2017

By Ashley Damiano, Chris Beorkrem, and Jefferson Ellinger- Presented at the Design Modeling Symposium- Paris 2017

PAPER[space] Architecture: A tool kit for Speculative Digital Drawing

   August 28, 2017

This project aims to develop a parametric process for the realization of diagrammatic architectural space derived from abstract drawing through a series of parametric operations that interpret both a drawing and a proposed context within which the drawing is sited. As observed in Figure 1, a workflow is postulated from conceptual drawing to digital information model, with the potential for...

Anatomy of a Protest: Activism, Social Media and Urban Space

   August 28, 2017

Design Computation Thesis completed By Alireza Karduni - 2017

Link to Thesis Document

Pinned Incremental Metal Forming

   August 28, 2017

DesComp Thesis completed by Paul Stockhoff (2017) 

Link to full Thesis document

Link to ACSA Paper