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Choma, Joseph

Choma, Joseph

Associate Professor of Architecture

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

Curriculum Vitae

Joseph Choma is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Clemson University and the founder of the Design Topology Lab, an interdisciplinary design research practice. He is the author of Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers (Laurence King Publishing, January 2015) and Études for Architects (Routledge, May 2018). As a researcher, his interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, folding, structure and materials. As an educator, he is invested in the advancement of design pedagogy through computational thinking. His work has been shown in four solo exhibitions and eighteen group exhibitions internationally. In recent years, he has given invited lectures at Cornell University, Georgia Tech, Boston Architectural College and taught a workshop at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2013, he was awarded the Emerging Voices citation by AIA Atlanta. In 2017, Choma led a team which was awarded First Place in the Composites in Architecture Design Challenge presented by the Architectural Division of the American Composites Manufacturers Association. His recent material explorations have been noted by CompositesWorld Magazine as "spearheading research into the use of foldable composites". He completed graduate studies in design and computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, Choma is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Cambridge International Scholar.