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advanced research + computational design

The SCDC is devoted to advanced design research and learning in computational design. We are a multidisciplinary community of researchers exploring computation as a subject of creative and scholarly inquiry in design across scales and modes of engagement: from the territorial to the micro, from the theoretical to the material, and from the applied to the speculative and critical.

Our projects variously engage architectural robotics, simulation and visualization, game development, geographic information systems, sustainable development, and digital fabrication, as well as historical and theoretical aspects of computation in design.

SCDC Labs

High performance computing, fabrication, and visualization facilities.
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DigiFab's orange 6-axis robot arm assembling parts on gridded board.
DigiFab's orange 6-axis robot arm assembling parts on gridded board.

Computational Textiles Lab

The Computational Textiles Lab, or SoftLab, in the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing is a research group in which faculty and students examine how


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DigiFab's orange 6-axis robot arm assembling parts on gridded board.

DigiFab

The digiFAB lab is the home for digital fabrication equipment that is used for design and research projects by faculty and students in Stuckeman


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DigiFab's orange 6-axis robot arm assembling parts on gridded board.

Immersive Environments Lab

The Immersive Environments Lab (IEL) offers a high-end large multimodal display for visualization and research through the use of commodity level technology. Using a


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DigiFab's orange 6-axis robot arm assembling parts on gridded board.

Remote Collaboration Lab

The Remote Collaboration Lab (CoLab) offers high-end large telecommunications facilities to support remote collaborative design and research.
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Two graphic design students in the Stuckeman School recently earned awards in the University and College Designers Association Vote 2020 Student Poster Design Initiative.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two graphic design students in the Stuckeman School recently earned awards in the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Vote 2020 Student Poster Design Initiative. Scottie


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Architecture faculty project awarded Global Smart Cities Urban Innovation Award

The Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform, which was founded by architecture faculty members DK Osseo-Asare and Yasmine Abbas, has been awarded the Smart Cities Urban Innovation Prize.
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