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at Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Insititute of Technology

The Computation discipline group of MIT's Department Architecture inquires into methods of architectural design, and challenges the limits of current technology, as well as conventional design teaching and practice. It focuses on the development of innovative computational tools, design processes and theories, and applying these in creative, socially meaningful responses to challenging design problems. Faculty, research staff, and students work in diverse and mutually supportive areas including:

  • visualization (animation, video, and interactive method)
  • rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM technologies
  • shape representation and shape synthesis
  • building information modeling (BIM)
  • generative and parametric design
  • digital heritage and reality capture
  • critical studies of digital and information technologies
  • software/hardware development of advanced tools for spatial design and analysis
  • application of design technology to real world design problems

The group offers PhD and Master's degrees in Design and Computation as well as Computation stream to undergraduate architecture majors.

Contact and Location
For an inquiry about our PhD and Master's degree programs, please write to Hristina Dineva descomp@mit.edu.
For the map indicating Computation group faculty offices, click here.
Computation Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 7-304
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA
tel: 617-324-7425   
Director: Prof. Takehiko Nagakura takehiko@mit.edu (webmaster)
Administrative Assistant: Hristina Dineva hdineva@mit.edu or descomp@mit.edu
Website Design by Takehiko Nagakura, Saeed Arida, and Lu Yi (2008)
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