Christopher A. Battaglia

Christopher A. Battaglia is a recent graduate from Cornell University (M.Arch. '17) with an interest in digital fabrication, computation, and material manipulation. At Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, he is currently a teaching associate for a first-year undergraduate design studio and has taught a research design studio focusing on mass customization with robotics. Battaglia is also a senior research associate in the Robotic Construction Lab working to develop concrete 3D-printed shell structures and using heavy timber with robotics. With interests in the manipulation of material through self-built digital fabrication tools, Battaglia aims to produce both innovative material expressions through computation and structural efficiencies in architecture. Battaglia graduated from Cornell AAP with his master of architecture in 2017 and received a bachelor of science in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2013.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 1101 First Year Design Studio: THE 5ENSESIntroduction to design as a conceptual discipline directed at the analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and transformation of the physical environment. Exercises are aimed at developing an understanding of the issues, elements, and processes of environmental design.
  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option Studio: TimberVillaAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Eschweiler Prize for Merit and Distinction in M.Arch. Design Studio, Cornell AAP (2017)
  • Sheinfeld Lindenfeld Graduate Fellowship (2014)
  • Senior Design Award: Best Senior Design (2013)
  • Edward T. Kirkpatrick Award for Cooperative Education in Architecture (2013)

Publications (Selected)

  • Zivkovic, Sasa with Christopher Battaglia. "Open Source Factory: Democratizing Large Scale Fabrication Systems." Paper to be presented at the Acadia Conference, 2017.