Design and Computation, Advanced Geometry, Material Research and Digital Fabrication
- M.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design
Arash Adel is an architect, researcher and educator, with a master's degree in architecture from Harvard University and a master’s degree in urban design from University of Tehran. He has taught design studios, seminars and computational design workshops both in the United States and abroad. He has also served as a design critic at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis and Woodbury University.
Arash’s research critiques the prioritization of formal explorations over analysis and material systems; such prioritization has carried into the development and logic of CAD. Rather than being a consumer of the CAD industry as a normative discourse related to a narrow understanding of digital design, his interest lies in the agency of digital design in integrating computation, material systems and performance. His research aims to provide critical instruments and technical tools to promote highly articulated and performative built environments. His work has been recognized with several awards and has been published in numerous global publications.