Rethinking Architectural Robotics

Stefana Parascho

Stefana Parascho is a researcher, architect, and educator whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, digital fabrication and computational design. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Princeton University where she founded the CREATE Laboratory Princeton and is co-leading the PhD program in Technology of Princeton’s School of Architecture.

Through her research, she has explored multi-robotic fabrication methods and their relationship to architectural design. Stefana investigated computational design techniques ranging from agent-based systems to sequential design and optimisation methods. Her goal is to strengthen the connection between design, structure, and fabrication, and boost the interdisciplinary nature of architecture through the development of accessible computational tools and robotic fabrication methods.

Her work was published in peer-reviewed publications and arts and architecture magazines (Kunst+Architektur, Architectural Design, and Princeton’s Pidgin magazine), and exhibited internationally at the Milan Design Week and the Anatomy of Structure” exhibition in London.

Stefana completed her doctorate in 2019 at ETH Zurich, Gramazio Kohler Research, with the thesis Cooperative Robotic Assembly”, co-advised by Prof. Stelian Coros. Previously, she received her Diploma in Architectural Engineering in 2012 from the University of Stuttgart and worked with DesignToProduction Stuttgart and Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering.