The Architectural Computational Design and Construction Cluster (ACDCC) within the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning consists of faculty and Ph.D. students, whose research domain and design work leverage computational design and digital fabrication processes. Technological and material innovations are directed toward impactful building practices, including resilient infrastructures and environmentally and socially sustainable built environment. ACDCC teams collaborate with interdisciplinary partners and industries to address societal needs at the material, building, and infrastructural scales.

Research Domains


  • Low-carbon Construction
  • Robotic Construction
  • Material Systems Innovation
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Human-machine Collaboration
  • Integrative Systems 
  • Environmentally Responsive Systems
  • Computational Design
  • Optimization 
  • Extended Reality
  • Machine Learning