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Arash Adel

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Dr. Arash Adel is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Currently, he teaches in the Master of Science in Digital and Material Technologies program, where he leads the program’s Capstone Studio. He is also one of the core faculty members of the Ph.D. in Architecture program.

Adel’s interdisciplinary research is at the intersection of design, computation, engineering, and robotic construction. In particular, he is known for his work with novel integrative computational design methods that are coupled with robotic assembly techniques for manufacturing nonstandard multi-story timber buildings. In his doctoral research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), he contributed to the widely published DFAB HOUSE and led the computational design of its robotically fabricated timber frame structure.

Adel has taught design studios, seminars, and computational design workshops in the United States and abroad. His professional experience includes projects in Europe, China, the Middle East, and North America. He has lectured extensively, and his work has been exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and events, including AIA National Design Week in Spokane, Museum of Arts at WSU, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Third Gallery Idaho, and the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.

Adel joined Taubman College as a postdoctoral fellow in 2019. Prior to joining Taubman College, he was a Ph.D. research fellow at the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich. He holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University.

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