Arash Adel received the 2023 New Research Award from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) at the 2023 ARCC International Conference in Dallas.

Kathy Velikov, Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, and David Salomon (editors), released the new book Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural, published by Actar. The book launch will take place at Rizzoli Books, New York on February 1, 2023.

Matias del Campo gave a public lecture at ICD Stuttgart titled “Neural Architecture, Design and Artificial Intelligence,” February 1, 2023.



Charlie O’Geen and Peter von Bülow, along with collaborators Catherine Page Harris (University of New Mexico, co-founder of Poured Earth Collaborative), Thierry Joffroy (Université Grenoble-Alpes, and president of International Centre for Earth Construction), CRAterre, and McLean Street Sculpture Park, Detroit, received a 2022 Pressing Matters Grants from Taubman College for their project “LImiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Eliminating Portland Cement.” Link

Tsz Yan Ng, Sean Ahlquist, and Evgueni Filipov recognized as Game Changer in Architect Magazine with their project Knit Casting. Link

Catie Newell, Wes McGee, and Zachary Belanger, director of Arcgeometer Studio, are recognized by Architect Magazine’s R+D Awards 2022 for their project “Long Range Glass.” 

Arash Adel received Gold for the 2022 Global Future Design Awards for “Robotically Fabricated Structure (RFS).”

Matias del Campo publishes Architecture in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Springer Nature, 2022

Catie Newell was invited to exhibit “Long Range,” at Next in Glass, Glass Technology Live, Glasstec 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany.

The last drop for Taubman College’s on-line journal GRADIENT Feed 2 just launched! The year’s theme, INFLECTIONS, captured some key discursive moments of exchanges between our faculty and external contributors, including Molly Claypool, Dana Cupkova, Shelby Doyle, Andrew Kudless, and Achim Menges. The volume is edited by Tsz Yan Ng and Jono Sturt, with contributions from the editorial committee, Matias del Campo, McLain Clutter, Catie Newell, Vyta Pivo, Jose Sanchez, Rebecca Smith, Kathy Velikov, and Peter von Bülow. Link

Tsz Yan Ng, Wes McGee, and SOM Chicago received AIA National’s Small Project Awards 2022 for “SPLAM” (Spatially Laminated Timber) in collaboration with Epic Academy in Chicago. Link

Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger contributed “Urban Fictions – Through the Lens of Artificial Intelligence.” to Nonlinear Urbanism edited by Anton Falkeis, Anastasia Shesterikova, Benjamin James, Michael Tingen, Edition: Angewandte, 2022

Catie Newell, Zachary Belanger, and Wes McGee published “Shaping Glass for Acoustic Performance,” in Challenging Glass, Volume 8, 2022.

Catie Newell and Ryan Craney published “Color Depth,” in Challenging Glass, Volume 8, 2022.

Jon Rule delivered the Keynote “Augmented Tectonic” at the AUX: Immersive Learning Experiences Workshop at Auburn University, 2022.

Wes McGee and Arash Adel, Co-PIs on “FW-HTF-R: Collaborative Research: Partnering Workers with Interactive Robot Assistants to Usher Transformation in Future Construction Work,” received a three-year, $2 million award from NSF.

Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, contributed “AI and the Farm of the Future” to Architecture and Design for Industry 4.0: theory and practice edited by Maurizio Barberio, Micaelo Colella, Angelo Figliola, Alessandra Battisti, Springer 2022.

Mania Aghaei Meibodi and Wes McGee, along with co-authors Christoph Klemmt and Gregory Beaucage presented their paper “Large-scale Robotic 3D Printing of Plant Fibre and Bioplastic Composites,” in eCAADe 2022 Conference, Co-creating the Future: Inclusion in and through Design, Ghent, KU Leuven Technology Campus. 

Catie Newell, Zachary Belanger, and Wes McGee published “Shaping Glass for Acoustic Performance.” in Glass Structures & Engineering 7, 253–265 (2022). Link

Kathy Velikov & Geoffrey Thun contributed an article “CH 3.5 Environment-Aware Behavioral Envelopes: Design Ecologies, Adaptive Geometries, and Technologies for Interaction” in Routledge Companion to Ecological Design Thinking in Architecture & Urbanism (London: Routledge), edited by Mitra Kanaani, 2022.

Arash Adel, Mania Aghaei Meibodi, Wes McGee, and Alireza Bayramvand presented their papers at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) 2022, Hybrids & Haecceities at University of Pennsylvania, October 2022. Adel’s paper is titled “Robotic Timber Assembly: A Novel Approach for the Robotic Construction of Non-standard Timber Structures Made from Short Elements.” Meibodi, McGee, and Bayramvand’s paper is titled “Robotic 3D Printing Multilayer Building Envelope.” Former MS-DMT students (Zidek, J., Aman, L., Li, X., and Alhashemi, J.) also presented their paper “Integrative Green Building Envelope: Large Scale Robotic Additive Manufacturing” under the guidance of Mania Aghaei Meibodi. Papers will be made available on the open access platform CumINCad. Arash Adel, Matias del Campo, Tsz Yan Ng, and Kathy Velikov were moderators for paper sessions at the conference. 

Peter von Buelow & Kodadadi, A. published “Design exploration by using a genetic algorithm and the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ)” in Automation in Construction International Journal. Vol. 141, September 2022. Link

Tsz Yan Ng was elected as an editorial board member for the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) for a three year term (2023-2025). Link 

Wes McGee, along with co-authors Ci-Jyun Liang,Carol Menassa, and Vineet Kamat published their article titled “Real-time state synchronization between physical construction robots and process-level digital twins.” in Construction Robotics, 2022. Link

Matias del Campo gave a lecture tilted “Architecture and Artificial Intelligence – Rise of a Paradigm,” at SiGradI 2022, Critical Appropriations at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Applicadas (UPC), School of Architecture, Lima, Peru, November 10, 2022. 

Kathy Velikov & Geoffrey Thun contributed “Redistributing Sense-able Atmospheres. In Nature of Enclosure (Barcelona & New York: Actar), edited by J.S. Nesbitt, 2022.

Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, contributed “Architecture DESIGN in the age of Artificial Intelligence – The Latent Ontology of Architectural Features” to Routledge Companion to Ecological Design Thinking in Architecture & Urbanism edited by Mitra Kanaani, Routledge 2022.

Wes McGee, along with co-authors, Zhou, W., Zhu, H., Gökçe, H. S., & Li, V. C. published “Time-dependent fresh properties characterization of 3D printing engineered cementitious composites (3DP-ECC): On the evaluation of buildability.” in Cement and Concrete Composites, 2022. Link


ACDCC faculty received multiple 2022 Research Catalyst and Innovation (RCI) Awards for Small Scale and Preliminary Projects: “Robotic 3D Printing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic” by Mania Aghaei Meibodi; “Functionally Graded Construction: Performance Through Continuous Material Variation” by Wes McGee and Tsz Yan Ng; “Light Forms” by Catie Newell and Upali Nanda, with Alli Hoag from Bowling Green State University; “Collaborative Construction: Robotic Construction and MIxed Reality-Assisted Intervention” by Arash Adel; and “3D model database for Architecture design using Graph Convolutional Neural Networks and 3D Generative Adversarial Networks” by Matias del Campo. 

Tsz Yan Ng delivered the keynote lecture for University of Tennessee’s Manufacturing and Design Innovation Showcase event on October 17, 2022. The talk was titled “The Case for R+D_Research, Design, and Manufacturing.” Link

Wes Mcgee, along with co-authors Ci-Jyun Liang, Carol Menassa, and Vineet Kamat published “Trajectory-Based Skill Learning for Overhead Construction Robots Using Generalized Cylinders with Orientation.” in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Vol. 36 Issue 2. 2022. Link


Matias del Campo published Neural Architecture (ORO editions), 2022.

Ng, Tsz Yan, Wes McGee, and SOM Chicago are finalist for Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards, Sustainability category for the project “SPLAM.” Link

Charlie O’Geen and collaborator Catherine C.P. Harris presented the paper “Poured Earth: Site Soil: A Poetics of Terroir: Landscape Research Record (LRR)” in Research Landscape Record from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Volume 11, Raleigh, NC, 2022.

Tsz Yan Ng delivered the Raneiro Corbelleti Memorial Lecture at the Stuckeman School of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University on August 24, 2022. The talk, titled “The Case for R+D,” is part of the annual, one-week Corbelleti Competition for upper level architecture students. For the competition, Ng developed the competition brief and juried the submissions.   Link

Kathy Velikov & Geoffrey Thun contributed “CH 3.5 Environment-Aware Behavioral Envelopes: Design Ecologies, Adaptive Geometries, and Technologies for Interaction.” In Routledge Companion to Ecological Design Thinking in Architecture & Urbanism. (363-275), edited by Mitra Kanaani. London: Routledge, 2022.

Tsz Yan Ng, Wes McGee, and SOM Chicago are finalists for Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards, architecture category for the project “SPLAM.” Link

Matias del Campo contributed “Strange, but Familiar enough – Styletransfer in Architecture Design.” to Artificial Intelligence & Architecture, From Research to Practice edited by Stanislas Chaillou, Birkhauser 2022.

Tsz Yan Ng gave two presentations at the Tilt-Up Future think 3.0 event at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, hosted by Tilt-Up Concrete Association on May 16, 2022.  The talks are titled “Emergent Labor – revising workforce skills in context to R+D and automation” and “Alternative Forming | Forming Alternatives – innovations in concrete forming.” Link

Tsz Yan Ng presented “Knit Casting – experiments in controlling concrete’s inflation for CNC manufactured knit formwork” at the Digital Concrete 2022 Conference at Loughborough University, June 26-29, 2022. The project is a collaboration with Sean Ahlquist and Evgueni Filipov.


ACDCC faculty presented papers and projects at the 2022 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)’s annual conference Resilient City, Physical Social, and Economic Perspectives conference in Miami. Charlie O’Geen with collaborator Catherine C.P. Harris presented the paper “Poured Earth Formwork: Using Fabric to Eliminate Portland Cement.” Tsz Yan Ng presented the paper (co-authored with Wes McGee) “Topology + Timber.” Jon Rule presented the project “Deploy 2.0” (co-authored with Ana Morcillo Pallares). 

Tsz Yan Ng received the 2022 Emerging Voices Award from The Architectural League of New York. Each year, The Architectural League of New York selects eight emerging practices through a juried, invited portfolio competition. Link

Matais del Campo and Neil Leach (editors) released Machine Hallucinations, Architecture and Artificial Intelligence, Architectural Design (AD Wiley), 2022.

Tsz Yan Ng gave the presentation “Old techniques, New Processes – textile innovations for architecture” at the ARCINTEX US Conference on April 7-8, 2022, hosted by Penn State University. The session theme was Proposals for Other Worlds: Architecture, Materials, Interactions. Link


Caitie Newell was included in The Women Who Changed Architecture by Jan Cigliano Hartman, editor, Princeton Architectural Press, 2021.

Kathy Velikov and Matias del Campo, along with M., Denit, L., Hasan, K. N., Xie, R., and Boyce, B., published “Design Engine: Generative Multi-Objective Performance Design Scenarios”. In Realignments | Papers for the ACADIA 2021 Conference, edited by k. Dörfler, S. Paracho, J. Scott, B. Bogosian, B. Farahi, J. López, V. Noel.

Wes McGee and Tsz Yan Ng, along with co-authors Kequan Yu, He Zhu, Victor C. Li. published “3D-printable engineered cementitious composites (3DP-ECC): Fresh and hardened properties.” in Cement and Concrete Research, 143, 2021. Link

Arash Adel and his research team, partnered with Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers, had the grand opening of “Robotically Fabricated Structure” (RFS) at the Matthaei Botanical Garden, Ann Arbor, MI, 2021. 

Wes McGee and Tsz Yan Ng, along with co-authors He Zhu, Kequan Yu, Victor C. Li. published “Development of 3D-Printable ECC using Limestone Calcined Clay Cement.” in Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 2021. Link

Peter von Buelow & A. Kodadadi published “Computational form exploration of branching columns using concepts of formex algebra and the ParaGen method,” in Inspiring the Next Generation at the 2021 International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) at Guilford, UK.

Tsz Yan Ng and Matias del Campo were elected as members of the Board of Directors for ACADIA for a two year term (2021-2022). Del Campo was also elected as a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) for a two year term (2021-2022). Kathy Velikov continues in her Vice-President role as a member of the Board of Directors. 

Catie Newell delivered the keynote lecture “Material Memory” at the Material Imagination Symposium at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark, 2021.