Assistant Professor
2013 UTSOA Outstanding Teaching Award (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). Most recently, her stone lithography drawings were part of a group show titled “PROOF” at Papakura Art Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.
Danelle is currently completing her book to Routledge, Taylor and Francis, titled Architecture Information Modelling, due to be published in late 2015. 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. Danelle is also a part of the Green Garage Living Wall 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 in October of 2014.
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.

Briscoe, Danelle. “Parametric Planting: Green Wall System Research + Design using BIM,” Design Agency, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), eds. David Gerber, Alvin Huang and Jose Sanchez, 333–338. Cambridge: Riverside Architectural Press, 2014.
Briscoe, Danelle with Reg Prentice. “Gehry and the Glitch: Serendipity in Digital Design Processes,” TxA Interactive, Proceedings of the 74th Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention and Design Expo, ed. Kory Bieg, 50-58. Austin: Texas Society of Architects, 2014.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Reconfiguring  Frit” poster in Adaptive Architecture, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual           Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), eds. Philip Beesley, Omar Khan and Michael Stacey, 415-416. Cambridge: Riverside Architectural Press, October 2013.
Briscoe, Danelle. "Shaping Stone," Hyper-seeing Magazine Special issue. Selected Proceedings from Shape Modeling International Conference, eds. Ergun Akleman and Alexander Pasko, 88-94. Bournemouth:  Bournemouth University, 2013.
Briscoe, Danelle. “MASS Customization” in New Constellations / New Ecologies, Proceedings of the 101st Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting, eds. Ila Berman and Edward   Mitchell, 406-413. Washington, D.C.: ACSA Press, 2013.
Briscoe, Danelle with Arman Hadilou. “Collective Intelligence,” in Open Systems, Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Computer- Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), eds. R. Stouffs, P. Janssen, S. Roudavski and B. Tunçer, 156–59. Singapore: Department of Architecture-NUS, 2013.
Briscoe, Danelle with Travis LeDuc. “Drawing from Ornithology: Informing Architectural Design,” in Proceedings for Sustainability Through Biomimicry, Conference, ed. Sumayah Al-Solaiman, 102–114. Dammam: University of Dammam Press, Saudi Arabia, 2012.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Beauty and the BIM,” in Digital Aptitudes, Proceedings of the 100th Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting, eds. Mark Goulthorpe and   Amy Murphy, 736–743. Washington, D.C.: ACSA Press, 2012.
Briscoe, Danelle. “DoorSTOP AIDS” in Centerline 5: Academic Practice, eds. Kevin Alter, Francisco Gomes, and Wilfred Wang, 88–89. Austin:Center for American Architecture and Design, 2011.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Information Controlled Erosion,” in LIFE In:Formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). eds. Aaron Sprecher, Shai Yeshayahu,and Pablo Loernzo-Eiroa, 145–150. New York: ACADIA Press, 2010.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Digital Erosion: The Limestone Façade,” in Flip Your Field, Proceedings of the Annual West Central Fall Conference of Association of  Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), ed. Penelope Dean, 53–57. Chicago: University of Illinois, 2010.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Form Follows Flexibility: BIM Parametric Design” in Architectural Education Forum 4: Flexibility Conference Proceedings, eds. Beyhan Bolak Hisarligil and Sevgi Lokce, 65–66. Kayseri: Chamber of Architects of Turkey Publications, 2009.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Building Design with Digital Fabrication Technology,” in Advance: The Unitec Magazine of Innovation and Research, 4, Summer, Auckland: Unitec New Zealand Press, 2008.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Practically Digital,” Digital Architecture and Construction, eds. A. Ali and C.A.Brebbia, 111–120. Southhampton: Wessex Institute of Technology Press, 2006.
Briscoe, Danelle. “Detachable Dwelling” in Re:Housing: Urban Architecture Laboratory International Housing Conference, eds. Shane Murray, Diego Ramirez and Simon Whibley, 68–77. Melbourne: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Press, 2006.


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