Design Computation Lab is a new research laboratory at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London developing design methods for the utilization of computational technologies in architectural design, fabrication and assembly. Design Computation Lab has cross-faculty partnerships in the The Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, UCL and The School of Construction + Project Management, UCL.
We believe architecture should be wholly digital – from the scale of the micron and particle to the brick, beam and building. This embodies a fundamental shift in architecture and design thinking that is unique to our research and projects. In our work we have demonstrated that an architecture that is digital can close gaps between the way in which we design and the way in which we fabricate and assemble objects, buildings and even infrastructure. This enables us, as architects and designers, to think evocatively and creatively about the way in which we engage with other disciplines, industries and professions, including robotics, construction, computer science, manufacturing, policy-making, and the material sciences.  
Research areas of current projects: modularity, prefabrication, robotics, additive assembly, computational methods, 3D printing, open-source, user interaction and participation. 
Whether you are an academic, commercial, government or non-profit organisation, Design Computation Lab is interested in working with you.  
For more information please contact info@designcomputationlab.org.  
Co-founders/Co-directors
Mollie Claypool - Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Manuel Jimenez Garcia - Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Gilles Retsin - Lecturer in Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Vicente Soler - Teaching Fellow, Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange (B-Made)
Collaborators
Vidal Fernandez - Visiting Lecturer, Design Realisation (RSH+P), The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Cross-Faculty Partners
Dr. Claire McAndrew - Senior Research Associate + Director of Research, The Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, UCL
Dr. Effie Kostantinou - Lecturer in the Management of Projects, The School of Construction + Project Management, UCL
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