Orsolya Gáspár

  • Assistant Professor of Architecture

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Orsolya Gáspár


Orsolya Gáspár joined the Department of Architecture faculty in the Stuckeman School as an assistant professor on July 1, 2023. She works on the interface of structurally informed architectural design and construction history, with a keen interest in the interdependence of geometry, topology, and structural performance of spatial structures. In her research, she seeks to support sustainable building practices by ‘clever’ structural design, fueled by both vernacular and engineering tradition.

Originally from Hungary, Gáspár was most recently a visiting fellow at the Form Finding Lab at Princeton University. Her queries in the stereotomy of masonry structures led to her involvement in the lab’s Angelus Novus Vault project for the 2023 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Gáspár regularly presents her work at international conferences (IASS, SAHC) and her research has been published in top-tier journals of the architecture field, including the International Journal or Architectural Heritage and the International Journal of Solids and Structures.

Gáspár earned her master of architecture and doctorate from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. While an assistant professor there, she co-authored a textbook on complex architectural structures.