David Costanza

David Costanza is the principal of David Costanza Studio—DCS and the director of the Building Construction Lab—BCL based in Ithaca, New York. Through practice and teaching, his research addresses the emerging digital and technical advancements reshaping the discipline. His work aims to establish a dialogue between representation, computational design tools, digital manufacturing, and the innovative use of building materials.

Costanza is a graduate of MIT, where he received a master of architecture with a concentration in computation and a master of science in architecture building technology. Costanza has previously taught at Rice University, The University of Texas–Austin, and the University of North Carolina–Charlotte.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural technology
  • Digital media
  • Drawing
  • Installation art
  • Structures in architecture
  • Sustainability
  • Technology and art
  • Building Materials
  • Building Construction
  • Structures
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Geometry
  • Representation
  • Plastics

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