Research Staff
Justin Lavallee

Justin Lavallee is a Technical Instructor and the Director of the Architecture Shops at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. He teaches material and process driven design courses which have focused on foundry work, fiber-reinforced composites, timber, thermoplastics and robotics, among others, and collaborates on courses such as How to Make (almost) Anything and How to Design (almost) Anything. He is a member of the Urban Risk Lab and Digital Structures group at MIT, and is a regular contributor to other research projects ranging from automated manufacturing to habitation on Mars. He also plans the ongoing growth and development of the fabrication facilities within the Department of Architecture.

Before joining MIT Justin was a Research Associate with the Design Robotics Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he received a Master of Architecture in 2010.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Building Materials, CAD/CAM, Digital Fabrication, Education, Gardening, Landscape Photography, Prototyping, Urban Agriculture, Urban Design