Axel Kilian

Axel Kilian joined the School of Architecture, Princeton University in 2009. He previously taught as an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology and as a Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Architecture at MIT where he received his PhD in Computation and an SMarchS in Design and Computation. He also holds a professional degree in architecture from the University of the Arts in Berlin. At Princeton he started the research area of Embodied Computation, and jointly developed the new Embodied Computation Lab at the school of Architecture opened in the Spring of 2017. Embodied Computation encompases how design reaches beyond the creation of the physical construct through programming feedback and control and how architectural robotics can develop as autonomous buildings. To support the research Axel Kilian aquired a robotic arm from BMW in 2013 and is developing architecture specific robotics both in teaching and in his own research.