Danelle Briscoe

Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor for Architecture

Danelle Briscoe has lectured, researched, and written extensively on the topic of Building Information Modeling for architectural and urban design. She has maintained advanced and unprecedented methods for the use of BIM, which have been presented and published in many peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and ultimately focus on living systems and technology. Briscoe’s book, titled Beyond BIM: Architecture Information Modeling (Routledge, 2015), addresses the future of construction methodologies using advanced technologies. The book frames materiality and living systems in architecture in specific chapters.

Since 2010, Briscoe has successfully completed multiple grant proposals for The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Living Wall project for which she served as the principal investigator. The prototype exists on the west façade of Goldsmith Hall on the UT Austin main campus. Briscoe has also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture from 2013–2015 and the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Architectural Computation in 2015, as well as Co-Chaired the ACADIA Conference in 2019 at UTSOA She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.

Briscoe received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. Briscoe has been a practitioner since 2005, and her breadth of experience includes being a designer at Gehry Partners, LLP, and a designer at Marmol Radziner (both in Los Angeles). She currently holds an Associate Professor position in the School of Architecture.


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



Small Projects Honorable Mention for “Hill Country Cabin.” The 10th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment with Architecture AWARDs. Berlin, Germany.  May 5, 2023.

Danelle Briscoe (Author, Editor), Claudia Pasquero (Author), Diana Agrest (Author) Other Nature. Austin: Center for American Architecture and Design, School of Architecture, University of Texas, ISBN-10: ‎ 0934951004/ISBN-13:978-0934951005, 2021.

ACADIA 19:UBIQUITY AND AUTONOMY, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) (The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Austin, Texas 21-26 October, 2019) eds. Kory Bieg, Danelle Briscoe and Clay Odom,702 p., ISBN 978-0-578-59179-7, 2019.

Briscoe, Danelle. Beyond BIM: Architecture Information Modeling. New York: Taylor & Francis, ISBN-13: 978-1138782488/ISBN-10: 1138782483, 2015.

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Office:  GOL 4.134 

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Fabrication
  • Living Wall Systems

Graduate Vertical Studio
Digital Drawing and Fabrication
Advanced Studio
Beauty + the BIM
Living Wall Design and Fabrication

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