The d.r.a. Lab (design research in architecture) advances knowledge that correlates topics in geometry to manufacturing processes in 2D in order to provide sustainable building solutions. When geometric principles are tied to advanced fabrication we can transform sheet-goods into high performance building systems. Our innovative projects use technology to improve materials and building systems economically, sustainably, and equitably.
Our inter-disciplinary work has a strong focus on Making and is always deeply to pedagogical initiatives. The d.r.a. Lab addresses the critical need for advanced, experience-based learning by challenging students to design and build full-scale prototypes while inventing new building systems. With this learning experience we aspire to further the culture of research at Pratt.