David Costanza

David Costanza is the director and lead designer of DCS. Through practice and teaching, his research addresses the emerging digital and technical advancements reshaping the discipline. The work aims to establish a dialogue between representation, computational design tools, digital manufacturing, and the innovative use of building materials.

Costanza spent four years as a technology fellow at Rice University. He is an MIT graduate where he received a master of architecture with a concentration in computation and a master's of science in architecture building technology.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural representation
  • Architectural technology
  • Digital media
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Public art
  • Structures in architecture
  • Visual representation

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4605/6605 Our Plastic FuturesThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Construction. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .
  • ARCH 5111 Core Design Studio IIntroduction to fundamental concepts of architectural design and representation, including preliminary notions of site, program, and context. Emphasis on interpretive, analytical, and generative uses of drawing, physical modeling, and digital media in the design process.
  • ARCH 1501 Representation IIntroduction to freehand drawing as an analytical tool within the design process.
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