Daniel Cardoso Llach

Daniel Cardoso Llach is an architect, design scholar and researcher whose work explores issues of automation in design, interdisciplinary creativity, human-machine interaction, and technological cultures in art and architecture. He completed his PhD in Design and Computation as a Presidential Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012 with a dissertation examining the politics of representation, participation and authorship in technological discourses of CAD. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, he has lectured and published extensively and internationally on Computational Design, and is active as a design educator, technologist and critic. His book Builders of the Vision, an intellectual history of CAD and numerical control, was published by Routledge in August 2015. He recently joined the faculty at the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, to teach creative computing in architecture and the history and theory of computational design media.

2012 Doctoral Dissertation: "Builders of the Vision: Technology and the Imagination of Design"

2007 SMArchS Thesis: "A Generative Grammar for 2D Manufacturing of 3D Objects"


2015: Alum Daniel Cardoso Llach publishes Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, CAD/CAM, Computation, Latin American Architecture, Shape Grammars, Visualization