2018 March

Dana speaks at the CMUThink Pittsburgh event themed around Greening the Urban Environment. This Alumni Association University event introduces CMU’s innovative research and technology that could lead to healthier cities.

2018 March

Epiphyte Lab has been recognized as the Next Progressive design practice by ARCHITECT, The Journal of American Institute of Architects. Learn more about Epiphyte Lab’s design work in the interview with Dana.

2018 March

Dana presents Senyai: Vaulted Acoustics project at the Building Behaviors panel, 106th Annual Meeting ACSA, Denver, CO.


| Freshmen Digital Media Course | Spring 2012 |

| Cornell University | Instructor: Dana Cupkova |

This class introduces students to a basic understanding of design-computation as a tool for representation, drawing, modeling and three-dimensional form making for architectural design. As the architectural discipline is being confronted by an influx of always evolving digital technologies, our methods of visual communication, design processes and production evolve. The capacity to express aesthetic formal intent through digital sketching and prototyping, or embed information directly into the design process is critical and has engendered new trends in the conventions of architectural drawing. We are no longer designing and representing a single static state of an object, but investigating a series of instances and effects that can help us imagine new built environments emended into a particular fiction or reality. This class teaches spatial and visual communication strategies that intend to build an overall computational literacy of form-making, evolve design sensibilities, and introduce digital prototyping as a springboard for future design investigations.

| TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Michael Cabrera, Sebastian Hernandez, Serena Lee, Lin Runsheng | STUDENTS: Tyler Barker, Angela Carbone, Blair Chang, Prim Chanarat , Jared Curtis, Laura Davidson, Joshua Harrison, Kevin Jin He, Kate Daye Lee, Rafael Martinez, Andrew Moorman, Karl Pops, Won Ryu, Cole Skaggs, Daniel Toretsky, Jennifer Wang |