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The Center for Experimental Structures is unique within schools of architecture and design in the United States. You will participate in forms research through various academic and professional routes.
An abstract rendering of straight lines with 45 degree bends that create a strange effect of three dimensions and skewed perspective.
Principal Investigator Haresh Lalvani; Research Associate Robinson Strong; UA Research Assistants Natalia Rossi, Ethan Peng, Sara Su, Bell Wang.
Undergraduate, BAR
5 Years
Plan of Study

 As part of the Center for Experimental Structures (CES), the Concentration in Morphology leverages the long history of interest in form studies with a focus on exploring the relationship between form and space (geometry, topology), form and force (structural morphology), form and time (dynamic morphology) enabled by computation, fabrication, construction, and emerging technologies. Within this overview, different course offerings focus on any combination of these topics. Since D’Arcy Thompson’s pioneering work a century ago, the generative principles of form have become central to our understanding of the diverse structures we encounter in nature and man-made constructs, physical and even conceptual. This paradigm has percolated within many fields of knowledge since and guides the academic and research activities at the CES at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture.

Two renderings of a white twisting helix. The top rendering is showing the helix from right to left and is on a white background. The bottom rendering shows the helix from top to bottom on a black background.
Principal Investigator Haresh Lalvani; UA Research Assistants Jungbin Park, Ahan Patil, Tyler Haas; Robotics Lab Greg Sheward.