AAP labs catalyze imagination and innovation to address urgent challenges facing our cities and communities. Led by faculty with deep disciplinary and trans-disciplinary expertise, the labs forge networks and collaborations that push boundaries to advance a more resilient, sustainable, and just world.
Activates research to shift material consumption toward a circular model for designing and building a sustainable, low / no-carbon construction industry.
Alex Kobald , J. Meejin Yoon
A research platform, creative think tank, and incubator working at the intersection of the built environment, technology, sociology, and ecology.
Engaging in relationships and networks rather than objects, the lab experiments with nose-to-tail practices, novel materials, and the reimagining of the function of objects.
Specializes in sustainable architecture and urbanism through research across design, engineering, computation, and building performance simulation.
Landscape and Urban Environmentalities Lab
Studies the lived experience, narrative structure, and interlaced constitution of architecture, cities, and landscapes, inquiring into the sense of environmental experience as an embodied and intergenerationally shared inheritance and responsibility.
Investigates the social impacts of new technologies that virtualize cities and populations. The lab produces research using extended reality interfaces, gaming engines, agent-based simulations, digital twins, and smart urban systems.
Marta H. Wisniewska
Investigates alternative building materials and innovative construction techniques for a healthier and more regenerative built environment in the context of developed and developing territories.
Integrates computation, state-of-the-art digital fabrication, and robotic construction to develop sustainable, full-scale architectural projects.
Rural-Urban Building Innovation Lab
Explores the intersection of urbanization, novel material methods, and technology to create and experiment with hybridized design and construction processes in the urban fringe.
Specializes in trans-disciplinary architectural design, computation, data visualization, and digital fabrication at the intersection of architecture and science for the production of responsive material structures and bio-inspired sustainable systems.
María González Pendás, Suzanne Lettieri
A space born out of collaboration aimed at fostering new pedagogies and modes of public and civic-academic alliance through architectural design, architectural humanities, and the modes of research, teaching, and learning that animate them.