Assistant Professor

Contact InformationDavid Correa

Phone: 519-888-4567 x27665
Location: ARC 3017


Biography Summary

David Correa's research looks at biological structures and processes as a source of insight for the development of new fabrication processes and advanced materials. The research aims at implementing state of the art digital fabrication tools (robotic manipulators, 3D printers and CNC milling) to develop innovative and high-performance design solutions for industrial and architectural applications. Current inter-disciplinary research initiatives include weather responsive shape active facade components (in collaboration with BASF and Plant Biomechanics group at Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg), large scale bio-based cellulose 3D printing (University of British Columbia) and advanced robotic fabrication of timber structures (Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture, UBC). David is a Design Partner at llLab, an experimental design collaboration based in Shanghai and he is also completing is Doctorate in Engineering at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) under the supervision of Professor Achim Menges at the University of Stuttgart. David initiated and led the research field of Bio-inspired 3D Printed Programmable Material Systems at the ICD and he was program coordinator for the Integrated Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH MSc) at the University of Stuttgart (2013-15).

Core teaching areas include Bio-inspired Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Architectural Visualization & Analysis and Programmable Materials for Architecture.

Research Interests

  • 4D printing
  • Robotic frabrication
  • Material architectures
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Self-assembly and self-forming Materials


  • ARCH 385 - Architectural Research
    • Taught in 2017
  • ARCH 292 - Design Studio
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 313 - Advanced Visualization and Analysis
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 685 - Readings and Seminars in Architecture
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 693 - Thesis Research & Design Studio II
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 570 - Special Topics in Building Technology and Environmental
    • Taught in 2019
  • ARCH 684 - Special Topics in Architecture
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.