Aaron Sprecher Receives SSHRC Partnership Development Grant


Congratulations to Professors Aaron Sprecher (School of Architecture, PI), Jorge Angeles (CIM, McGill University, co-applicant), Clement Gosselin (Laboratoire de Robotique, Laval University, co-applicant), Damiano Pasini (Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, collaborator) and Pieter Sijpkes (School of Architecture, collaborator), who have have been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($190,860) for their proposal entitled “Performalism: Form and Performance in Computational Architecture and Fabrication.” The project showcases the integration of multiple sources of knowledge and partnerships among experts in Architecture and Engineering. The research partnership stands at the intersection of design conception, digital manufacturing and engineering investigation by proposing innovative technologies aimed at creating an automated, robot-driven fabrication system capable of producing large-scale architectural prototypes.

Please see the accompanying press release on the SSHRC website.