Design Computing (DC) - Penn State Architecture
Architecture Research Cluster
The Design Computing research cluster investigates computation as a subject of critical and creative inquiry in architecture. Exploring computational design as it relates to materials, representations, theories, and cultures of practice, the cluster systematically interrogates the technological imagination and production of today’s built environment.
Faculty and students in the cluster study issues including architectural robotics, performance-driven design, generative design and fabrication methods, responsive artifacts and environments, wearable computing, experimental software development, and the history and theory of computational design media. Faculty members in the Design Computing Research Cluster are recognized scholars and practitioners of the field, and bring perspectives from both industry and academia into their research and courses.
The Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, located in 151 Stuckeman Family Building, provides space and computational facilities for researchers devoted to advance design research and learning in computational design.