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College of Design Presents

Architecture as Catalyst | Dana Cupkova

3/6/17, 6:00 PM

About this event

With the theme of difference, Architecture as Catalyst 2017 invites new fictions of space, material, sensation, culture and reality by way of reflecting upon agile points/spheres of relative comparison while observing those differences which make a difference. We hope you can join us!

Dana Cupkova is a founding partner and principal of EPIPHYTE Lab, an interdisciplinary design and research practice. She currently holds Assistant Professorship at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture and serves as a Track Chair for the school's Master of Science in Sustainable Design program.

Dana's design work studies the built environment at the intersection of ecology, computational processes, and systems analysis. In her research, she interrogates the relationship between design-space and ecology as it engages computational methods, thermodynamic processes, and experimentation with geometrically-driven performance logic.

This research has been supported by the NYSCA 2013 Grant, the AIA NY Center for Architecture Foundation Arnold W. Brunner Grant, the Cornell University Faculty Innovation Grant, Architectural League of NY, AIA Urban and Regional Solution Grant, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance Grant, and others. Dana's design work has been published internationally in professional venues such as Dwell, The Architectural Review, Green Building & Design, The Cornell Journal of Architecture, IJAC and Architect's Newspaper; it has also been presented at academic conferences such as Smart Geometry, ACADIA, Encoding Architecture, Sustaining Sustainability: Alternative Approaches in Urban Ecology and Architecture, and Design Modeling Symposium: Modeling Behavior, among others.

Register here: z.umn.edu/catalyst2017
Event Location
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  • 89 Church St SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA