Graduate Architecture

Faculty Research

Led by Assistant Professor Robert Stuart-Smith, AML-PENNDesign explores the integration of design and production within robotic processes of building manufacturing.

Associate Professor Andrew Saunders' research explores how emerging technology provides unprecedented access to Baroque architecture’s formal complexities, intricate detail, and deep topological structure.

Under the direction of Assistant Professor Masoud Akbarzadeh, PSL is a research unit concentrating on advancing structural geometry and construction technologies.

Sponsored Research

Test site of 6 heavily instrumented ger with various improvements

Working with UNICEF and the Mongolian non-profit GerHub, a team from PennDesign’s Center for Environmental Building and Design and KieranTimberlake Architects is auditing the thermal performance of six improved ger at a test site and five occupied ger in the ger district of Ulaanbaatar.

The Department of Architecture's ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Culture in Cairo has included an exhibit in the Egyptian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and earned a studio prize from the American Institute of Architects.

Under the direction of Associate Professor Simon Kim, PennDesign participates in an ongoing collaboration with Seoul National University (SNU). These intiatives are supported by Heerim Architects and Planners, a global leader in architecture and construction.

Research Publications

Daniel A. Barber
A House in the Sun describes a number of experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late 1950s.

Edited by William W. Braham and Daniel Willis
Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different scales or aspects of contemporary construction.

Edited by Dan Willis, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Daniel A. Barber
Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore different representations of energy data.

M presents a selection of new international work out of the renowned architecture studio, Morphosis, led by Thoms Mayne.

An overview of Ferda Kolatan's 701 Studio's design of a new entrance area into the Battery Tunnel in New York City.