Design, fabrication, and installation of lightweight structures

The Structural Design Lab at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is a multidisciplinary group of professionals and academics interested in the design, fabrication, and installation of lightweight structures. It's different areas of research include deployable structures, tensile membrane structures, tensegrity structures, and other form-active structures such as thin domes and arches, branched structures, grid-shell structures, etc. In addition, the unit performs research in the areas of material performance, biomimicry, and renewable energy system.