Student
Danny Griffin

With a background in digital fabrication and industrial robotics, Danny approaches architecture from the design of the smallest assembly detail to the scale of construction automation. Bracketed between concerns of labor displacement and ecological catastrophe, his work seeks alternative applications of production technologies, specifically investigating the agency of architects in accelerating or disrupting broader innovation trajectories.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Building Materials, Climate Change, Digital Fabrication, Education, Prototyping, Sustainability, Visualization

Education

2014 - 2018
B.S. Arch, Highest Honors, Tau Sigma Delta, Georgia Institute of Technology

Academic Experience

2020 - 2020
TA: Core I Studio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2020
TA: Design Techniques and Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 - 2019
TA: Geometric Disciplines & Architectural Skills, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 - 2018
TA: Robotic Operations, Georgia Institute of Technology
2017 - 2017
TA: Robotic Fabricates, Georgia Institute of Technology
2016 - 2017
TA: Intro to Robotic Fabrication, Georgia Institute of Technology
2018 - 2018
TA: Core III Studio, Media & Modelling III, Georgia Institute of Technology
2018 - 2018
TA: History of Architecture I, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

2019 - 2020
Research Assistant, J. Roc Design
2019 - 2019
R&D Intern, Zahner
2019 - 2019
Junior Designer, J.Roc Design
2018 - 2018
Senior Lab Technician, GT Digital Fabrication Lab
2018 - 2018
NYC Externship, Morphosis
2017 - 2018
Research Assistant, GT Digital Fabrication Lab
2016 - 2016
Research Assistant, GT Digital Building Lab

Awards

- 2020
Pour, Modern Winery Design Competition, 1st Place, UNI.XYZ
- 2019
Core II People's Pool Design Competition: 1st Place, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Present -
Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 - 2018
Tau Sigma Delta Architecture and Allied Arts Honors Society, Tau Sigma Delta - GT Chapter
- 2018
Lewis F. & Patricia R. Lanter Student Award 1st Place, GT SoA
- 2018
Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, Alpha Rho Chi
- 2018
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, GT Center for Teaching & Learning
- 2018
Cover Image, Vol. 179, World Architecture
- 2018
Outstanding Scholar, University System of Georgia
- 2018
NYC Office Externship, Morphosis
- 2017
Portfolio Design Competition: 1st Place Senior, GT SoA
- 2017
Portfolio Design Competition: 1st in Section, GT SoA
- 2017
President's Undergraduate Research Award, Georgia Institute of Technology
- 2017
James Bowden Addy Memorial Scholarship, GT SoA
- 2017
School of Architecture Undergraduate TA of the Year, GT Center for Teaching & Learning
- 2016
Sophomore Design of Excellence, GT SoA
- 2015
Portfolio Design Competition: 1st in Section, GT SoA
- 2015
Mike Rice Design Competition: 2nd Place Individual Drawing Set, GT SoA