Assistant Professor
2013 Saudi Arabian Travel Award
2012 Autodesk Design Leader of the Americas
2009 Artist in Residency Auckland New Zealand Print Studio

Danelle Briscoe received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University (2002) where she was awarded the Eero Saarinen Design Excellence Award. Her Bachelor of Architecture degree is from the University of Texas at Austin with Honors (1995). Her ten years of work experience includes being a designer at Frank Gehry Partners, LLP, designer at Marmol+ Radziner LLP (both in Los Angeles) and UT residency at Centerbrook Architects (in Connecticut).  She has exhibited work in Axis Gallery, Tokyo (2002), the 2004 ICFF in New York, the MAK Center in Los Angeles (2004), Objectspace solo show in Auckland, New Zealand, a group show titled ‘Uno Mas’ at Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (June 2010) and most recently part of a group show titled “PROOF” of stone lithography work at Papakura Art Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand (Nov 2012).
In addition to numerous conference and journal publications, she has more notably published a chapter “BIM in the Academic Design Studio” in BIM in Academia (Yale University Publication 2011), has a forthcoming invited chapter in the edited book, BIM GAPS:  Bridging Building Information Modeling Tools, Analysis and People. She is currently completing her book to Routledge Taylor and Francis, titled Architecture Information Modelling, due to be published in late 2015. Danelle is also a part of the Green Wall Garage Research Team, initiated by Dr. Pat Clubb and Councilman Chris Riley for the Guadalupe Garage on the UT campus. Others on this team include Dean Fritz Steiner and Dr. Mark Simmons, Director of Ecology for the Wildflower Research Center. She presented this research to the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Conference in Los Angeles last month.
Danelle serves on the Board of Directors for ACADIA and also on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Architectural Computation (IJAC). She is also an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
Prior to her position as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009, she held a tenured Lecturer position at Unitec School of Architecture for four years in Auckland, New Zealand and was also an invited visiting Faculty member at the Architectural Association in London in 2009 and the University of Auckland in 2013. Her teaching at UT is primarily engaged in material and digital fabrication research through information modeling. She likes surfing and gardening and is the mother of two boys.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin with Honors, 1995
  • Master of Architecture, Yale University, 2002


(forthcoming) Briscoe, Danelle. Beyond BIM: Architecture Information Modeling. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2015.

Briscoe, Danelle. “Reconfiguring Frit,” essay in Unconventional Computing - Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture, eds. Simone Ferracina and Rachel Armstrong, 82-87. Cambridge: Riverside Architectural Press, 2013.

Briscoe, Danelle. “Form Follows Flexibility,” chapter in MIMED: Flexibility in Architectural Education, eds. Beyhan Bolak Hisarligil and Sevgi Lokce, 230-246. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

Briscoe, Danelle. “BIM in the Academic Design Studio,” chapter BIM in Academia, eds. Peggy Deamer and Phil Bernstein, 115–125. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

photo of Danelle Briscoe
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • fabrication, relationships of analog to digital design