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ARCH 739 – MS - DMT Capstone: Robotic Timber Manufacturing


The MS_DMT capstone builds upon the investigations initiated in ARCH 708, System Engagement, in fall 2019. These investigations primarily focused on a conceptual framework for the digital practice of architecture, positioning digital manufacturing as an integral part of the design process. The discussions started and skills developed in System Engagement will be further advanced in Capstone by engaging the industry to learn about real-world construction and investigate how digital design and manufacturing can have a meaningful impact.

Through the course, the students will employ the state-of-the-art robotic fabrication facilities at Taubman College coupled with integrative computational design methods to apply the acquired knowledge in the design and realization of novel timber structures. These prototypes act as case studies that on the one hand, assist in exploring architectural potentials of robotic manufacturing technologies, and on the other hand, provide the means to rethink architectural production through the implementation of seamless digital design and fabrication chains.


Mon, Thu 1:00-6:00pm 3100 A&AB


Arash Adel


Course Brief

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Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning