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Faculty Bio

Choma, Joseph

Choma, Joseph

Director of the MS in Architecture / Associate Professor of Architecture

Office: Lee 1-160
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A.B.D., University of Cambridge, UK; S.M.Arch.S. Design and Computation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Curriculum Vitae

Joseph Choma is the Founder of the Design Topology Lab and an Associate Professor of Architecture at Clemson University. He is the author of three books: Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers (Laurence King Publishing, 2015), Études for Architects (Routledge, 2018), and The Philosophy of Dumbness (ORO Editions, 2020). As a researcher, his interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, folding, structure and materials. He has received awards from both the American Institute of Architects and the American Composites Manufacturers Association. His recent material explorations have been noted by CompositesWorld Magazine as “spearheading research into the use of foldable composites." In 2018, he was a keynote speaker at the Future of Architecture and Building Biennale in Mumbai, India. In 2019, he was a keynote speaker at FAB15 in Egypt. Recently, he was selected for the 2019-20 NCCR Digital Fabrication Researcher in Residence at the ETH Zurich.