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Faculty Bio

Choma, Joseph

Choma, Joseph

Assistant Professor

Office: Lee 1-160
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M.S., Architecture Studies, Design & Computation, MIT

Curriculum Vitae

Joseph Choma is an assistant professor and the founder of the Design Topology Lab, an interdisciplinary design research practice. His research interests lie at the intersection of perception, computation, epistemology and pedagogy. He is the author of MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers (Laurence King Publishing, January 2015). Other recent publications include an essay titled: “T-H-I-C-K-E-N-I-N-G” in the Cornell Journal of Architecture 9: Mathematics and a project titled: "Contested Boundaries" in Performative Materials in Architecture and Design (Intellect, the University of Chicago Press).

Simultaneous to his research, he is investigating the blurring of perceived spatial boundaries with large inhabitable drawing installations. His work has been exhibited in China, Colombia, England, India, Italy and the United States. His exhibits include a solo exhibit at the MIT Museum as part of the 2010 Cambridge Science Festival, the fourth Architectural Biennial Beijing and the ninth International Beyond Media Festival in Florence.

In 2013, Choma was awarded the Emerging Voices citation by AIA Atlanta for his contribution to the field of architecture through research and experimentation. He completed his graduate studies in design and computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.