Areas of Interest
Digital Fabrication, Human Augmentation, Human-Robot Collaboration, Self-adaptive façade systems

Ph.D. in Architecture


/ PhD Student

Alireza Fazel

Alireza Fazel is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is an architect and researcher with a keen interest in exploring innovative ways of digital fabrication. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Shiraz University and a Master’s degree in Architectural Technology from the University of Tehran, he continued his research on in-situ digital fabrication at Tehran Art University. Currently, his research focuses on the application of XR in architecture for human augmentation and human-robotic collaboration.


  • Wesley McGee
  • Peter von Bülow

Selected Publications

  • Fazel, A., Fayaz, R., Mostaghni, A., & Matini, M. R. (2022). Optical tool for additive construction of complex brick structures. Automation in Construction, 140.
  • Fazel, A., & Izadi, A. (2018). An interactive augmented reality tool for constructing free-form modular surfaces. Automation in Construction, 85.
  • Fazel, A., Izadi, A., & Azizi, M. (2016). Low-cost solar thermal based adaptive window: Combination of energy-saving and self-adjustment in buildings. Solar Energy, 133.