ForMatLab image showing several parametric paper lantern designs and other computational fabrications in a lab workspace

ForMat (Form and Matter) Lab is a research lab founded by Benay G├╝rsoy that is housed within the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing. The lab focuses on computational making and material computation, exploring how material manipulation in design, whether carried out by hand or by digital tools, can become an integral part of the computational design process.

The lab is a physical space that functions as a makerspace with various digital fabrication tools, hand tools, a soldering and electronics station, and workbenches. It is also an interdisciplinary research group with graduate and undergraduate student members who meet regularly and organize reading groups, workshops, and lectures on relevant topics.