Research developed by SCDC's Masters and Ph.D. students results in Theses and Dissertations that contribute to the advancement of Design Computing.
Theses & Dissertations
Generating variety high-rise residential facades design
This project proposes an assistant design tool using computer programming to facilitate design process of high-rise residential building facades.
Immersive technology and spatial skill development
The main purpose of this study is the conduct of an exploratory quantitative research to better understand how immersive technology can be used in the domain of architectural education for undergraduate students.
The Ephemeral Dream Space (Re) Activating An Evocative Architecture Through Computational Devices and Bodily Interaction
The Ephemeral DreamSpace is a Master’s thesis project by Nasim Motalebi and a collaboration between SCDC and the MM Group.
Toolpath Design for Additive Manufacturing of Concrete
Using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector can bring many advantages, including increased labor safety and reduced use of resources, construction time and cost.
Adapting Modern Architecture to a Local Context A Grammar for Hajjar's Hybrid Domestic Architecture
The purpose of this study is to analyze Abraham William Hajjar's single-family houses in State College, PA, using shape grammar as a computational design methodology.
HOPLA Mass Customization of House Designs
The aim of this research is to develop a design tool allowing mass-customization of house designs and to use that tool to analyze computer aided participatory design process.
Tapping into Urban Recycling for Housing Alternatives Developing a Building System with Waste Corrugated Cardboard and Tooling
The purpose of this research is to investigate how to devise a building system to enhance or support the housing needs of low-income communities in developing countries.
Masonry screen walls in Paraguay Creating a digital framework for shape, performance and optimization
Masonry screen walls are brick enclosures that utilize oblongs and different patterns to create walls that act as screens to provide shade and natural ventilation to buildings.
Understanding the Urban Structure of Informal Settlements Combining 3D Scanning Techniques and Shape Grammars
The research is focused on understanding the urban structure of Brazilian informal settlements, using two computational tools that are already being applied to architecture and urbanism, namely, 3D scanning to characterize existing structures, and
CeraMYca Mass Customization of Ceramic Tableware
The aim of this research is to allow potential customers to design ceramic tableware elements tailored to their needs and taste.
The Geography of Taste A Data-Driven Measure of Social Distinction
This project is inspired by Bourdieu's theory of social distinction, that is, the cultural choice, or taste, is the best indicator of social position.
A Data Mining Model and a Realtime Predictive Software Prototype for the Spatial Design and Planning of High Energy Performance Community Microgrids
Efficiency of a community microgrid's energy performance depends on the ratio of energy input (on- and offsite energy resources) to energy output (energy consumed and stored).