Architecture Computational Technologies

Explore design research at the frontiers of architecture through experimentation in computational design, robotic systems applied to fabrication and interactivity, and materiality. For more information please contact

Designing Architectural Research Exhibition

Jan 25, 2021



“Designing Architectural Research” is an Exhibition to celebrate the launch of two new Master of Science programs in the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology. Conceived by Dean Maria Perbellini and supported by a Grant from the IDC Foundation, the Master of Science in Architecture, Health and Design, and the Master of Science in Architecture, Computational Technologies have the ambition to immerse students in a transformative learning environment that advances new knowledge and innovation while blurring disciplinary boundaries and working across fields and expertise.

The Exhibition, co-curated by Tom Verebes and Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, is organized in two sections classified respectively as Computational Technologies and Health & Design. The motivation of this exhibition is to mobilize the design research agendas of the two M.S. programs through the experimental work of 24 invited contributors, 12 for each section, engaged with specialized interests at the forefront of architectural and design practices. A variety of design research approaches involves analytical and synthetic modes of investigation, in open, exploratory milieus. As such, this group exhibition gathers thinkers and makers who are reconsidering conventions at the frontiers of their disciplinary practices.

Concept and IDC Foundation Grant:

Maria R. Perbellini Dean, School of Architecture and Design, NYiT


Tom Verebes Professor,School of Architecture and Design, NYiT,

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa Director, M.S. in Architecture, Computational Technologies, School of Architecture and Design, NYiT

Health & Design

A heightened consciousness is emerging, regarding the deep influence of the qualities of the built and natural environments upon the physical and spiritual welfare of people and society as a whole. Alternatives to prevailing approaches in healthcare design are being sought through experimentation with new, augmented and intelligent systems, material science, media, environments and spaces. A new form of speculative interdisciplinary design practice empowers
more positively impactful effects upon our bodies and minds by exploring latent potentials at the boundaries of architecture, medical and health professions across a previously untapped range of global health concerns, and combining design thinking with sophisticated and advanced fabrication equipment in shared facilities at SoAD.

Adams + Gilpin Design Studio


Behnaz Farahi

Bess Krietemeyer

Eray Carbajo Architects

Lydia Kallipoliti

Niccolo Casas & Anouk Wipprecht

Philippe Rahm Architectes

Rachel Armstrong

Sean Lally

Six Trends

Studio Bitonti

Computational Technologies

The next generation of designers will be focused on discovering possible futures through innovations in computational design, algorithms and interfaces, robotic systems, and materiality. New design trajectories are being charted in the authorship of emerging technologies. Integrating critical relationships between science and culture, computational design is rooted in digital humanities focusing on the history and theory of representation. Ultimately, an architecture of information is activated through transformative spatial conceptions, built ecological architectural prototypes, and interactivity at full virtual and actual scales.

Andrew Saunders Studio

EcoLogic Studio



IJP Architects

Institute for Computational Design & Construction

Manuel Jiménez Garcia & Gilles Retsin

Material Topology Research Lab, Technion University

Matsys & Lake | Flato

RSS Ltd / Robert Stuart-Smith

Soomeen Hahm Design Ltd.

Zaha Hadid Architects