As a space for advanced and experimental computational design instruction, the SCDC laboratory is or has been used by the following courses:
Responsive Architectural Fiber Composites
Lightweight architecture made of fiber composites where bearing is done through the surface of material itself can not only reduce the weight of buildings but also offers opportunities for spatial innovation in architecture.
Inquiry into Design and Computation
If you are interested in learning about how computational tools, thinking, and methods – such as CAD scripting or virtual reality, rule based and parametric design, and intelligent and responsive design – as well as how visual calcula
Fiber Composite Workshop
The Fiber Composite Workshop at Penn State was part of the Association of Composite Manufacturers Association, Architectural Fiber Composite Challenge 2018 Competition.
Light It Up!
This is a four-day intense workshop to design and build large-scale lanterns. In this workshop, students learned the geometry of polyhedra and how to model them in computer.
Parabrick: Materializing the Digital Parametric Wall with Low-Tech Masonry Construction Techniques
Today, brick masonry surfaces where units have unique relationships and varying configurations can be easily designed in the computer with the help of parametric design tools; yet, the increasing complexity of brick masonry designs in
Softbuilt: Crafting Technology with Textiles
What opportunities are afforded by soft electronically active materials for architecture and our environment? How can we use soft electronically active materials to bring intelligence to, augment and expand the environments we design
Atmospheres: Perception, Design and Fabrication
Atmospheres have a considerable effect on the body and mind and the ways in which we inhabit spaces.