The CMU SoA is pleased to announce that Dana Cupkova has been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded indefinite tenure. She previously held an Assistant Professorship at the SoA, and is Track Chair of the SoA’s Masters of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD) program.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova delivered a concluding keynote titled “Shape Matter” at the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture in Atlanta April 7-9, 2019.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova received the 2019 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence. This award recognizes innovative teaching in the field of digital design in architecture, particularly teaching approaches that can be adopted by other educators.
Penn State’s Stuckeman School faculty within the Department of Architecture to host Dana Cupkova, SoA assistant professor and co-founder and design principal of EPIPHYTE Lab, as a keynote speaker on Thursday 18 April.
Associate professor Dana Cupkova presented her design and research work at the 2019 Living Architecture Systems Group Symposium (LASG), and contributed to the 2019 LASG White Paper book with a paper co-authored by SoA assistant teaching professor Daragh Byrne titled Towards Psychosomatic Architecture: Attuning Reactive Architectural Materials Through Biofeedback.
Associate professor Joshua Bard and assistant professor Dana Cupkova recently published an article entitled “Robotic concrete surface finishing: A Moldless approach to creating thermally tuned surface geometry for architectural building components using Profile-3D-Printing” in the Construction Robotics Journal. Their research is supported by CMU’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative.
Adjunct Sarah Rafson recently authored the article “Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s Women-Owned Firms” for AIA Pittsburgh in honor of International Women’s Day this past Friday 08 March. The article features SoA faculty Dana Cupkova, Jennifer Lucchino, and Christine Mondor.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova was recently elected to the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), and will begin her two-year term in January 2019.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova is invited to the ACADIA 2018 Conference Inaugural Panel Discussion on Recalibration. The conference takes place from 18-20 October 2018 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Associate Professor Joshua Bard presented two papers reflecting the ongoing contributions of the School of Architecture in the fields of robotic construction and additive manufacturing at the ETH in Zurich for the 2018 Association for Robotics in Architecture Conference (Rob|Arch).
Professors Dana Cupkova and Joshua Bard were recently awarded new funding to expand their interdisciplinary research project titled "Profile-3D-Printing Thermally Tuned Concrete Panels to Offset Mechanical Loads in Buildings” from the Manufacturing Futures Initiative 2018 and the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program 2018.
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Join SoA faculty member Dana Cupkova to learn how her work tackles new approaches to sustainable, adaptive architecture.
The Pittsburgh-based studio is inspired by orchids and air plants because "they grow on other plants but are not parasitic, using their context for physical support and only feed off waste."
Dana Cupkova and her team at EPIPHYTE Lab won th 2017 IT Design Awards in the Hotel and Restaurant Design category for the Senyai Thai Restaurant ceiling design.
Dana Cupkova will be a keynote speaker at the Taylor X Symposium from 20-23 February 2018 at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS).
The Senyai Thai Kitchen project designed and executed by a team of Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture faculty and students was awarded The American Architecture Prize 2017 in the Commercial Interior design category.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova presented her recent peer reviewed paper on Modulating Thermal Mass Behavior at the ACADIA Conference at MIT in Boston.
The digitally fabricated ceiling of a recently opened local restaurant was designed and produced by SoA faculty Dana Cupkova and Gretchen Craig of EPIPHYTE Lab, with help from the student team of Trent Wimbiscus, Thomas Sterling, Colleen Clifford and Sinan Goral.
On Monday, 10 April 2017 the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture presented its annual Faculty & Student Awards during a ceremony held in the Kresge Theatre. Please join us in congratulating the winners on their tremendous accomplishments, and thank you to all of those who submitted entries in this year's competition.