Department of Architecture
Sara Codarin is a techno-optimist and she loves robots. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara in Italy where her doctoral research investigated robotic manufacturing for the conservation of Cultural Heritage. She looked at innovative methods to update design workflows with a technology-driven approach. She spent an academic year as a visiting scholar at the College of Architecture and Design of Lawrence Technological University to develop an experimental application of her research. Her experiments simulated on-site robo-fabrication processes to produce customized units for the recovery of damaged buildings. Her work is tied to broader economic, technological, and social changes that will affect the building culture in the next future. She holds a MArch from the University of Ferrara where she was awarded two scholarships to study abroad at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage in Bordeaux, France, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, Canada. She publishes her work consistently and serves as a reviewer for international conferences and journals. Her research themes resonate in her courses, which span from studio work to software labs, eco issues seminars, and digital (robo) fabrication courses.