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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. He currently teaches in the Master of Science in Digital and Material Technologies program and leads the program’s Capstone Studio. He is also one of the core faculty members of the Ph.D. in Architecture program. Adel received his Master’s in Architecture from Harvard University and his Doctorate in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

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

Adel’s professional experience includes projects in Europe, China, the Middle East, and North America. He has extensively lectured, and his work has been on exhibit at various galleries, institutions, and events, including the AIA National Design Week in Spokane, the Museum of Arts at WSU, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Third Gallery Idaho, and the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.

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