Patrick Danahy

Lecturer
2023-2025 Emerging Scholar in Design

Patrick Danahy is a Lecturer and the Emerging Scholar in Design at the University of Texas at Austin.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University, where he received the graduating Faculty award and the Peter Lee and Kenneth Russo Award for Design Excellence. He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Architecture, receiving the Kanter-Tritsch Prize in Energy and Architectural Innovation, the Paul Cret T-Square Fellowship, the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship, the Dales Fellowship, the Kohn Fellowship, the Schenk-Woodman Merit Award and upon graduating was awarded the Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Silver Medal.

In 2022, he was selected as the distinguished professor to lead an Advanced Design Studio at Texas A&M University, while serving as the Design Innovation Fellow at Ball State University. He has taught workshops on emerging media and digital technologies including at the 2022 ACADIA conference, the UCL Bartlett RC20 Skills-Share program, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught in several programs including Design Studios at Texas A&M and Ball State University, Advanced Design Studios in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and Computation courses in the MSD – Robotics and Autonomous Systems program at the University of Pennsylvania. His teaching focuses on computation and robotics, integrating architectural reference with emerging machine-learning technologies.

Patrick's research has been presented in international conferences including the 2020 Digital Futures Young conference, ACADIA Distributed Proximities, ICRA, ACADIA Hybrids & Haecceities, TRAITS Post Digital Neobaroque, SIGRADI and CAADRIA Post Carbon, where he received the award for best presentation runner up with Robert Stuart-Smith. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennale, and in galleries at Pratt, Ball State, and the University of Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Clemson University

PUBLICATIONS

Danahy, P “Machined Assemblies: Parts, Patches and the Relations of Things,” 2022 TRAITS Post-digital Neobaroque Conference Proceedings / Projects, eds. Marjan Colletti, Andreas Korner, Peter Massin, Theresa Utz. Innsbruck, Austria. Print, forthcoming.

Danahy, P “Machined Aesthetics: A Machine Learning Survey of the Art Nouveau.” 2022 TRAITS Post-digital Neobaroque Conference Proceedings / Technical Papers, eds. Marjan Colletti, Andreas Korner, Peter Massin, Theresa Utz. Innsbruck, Austria. Print, forthcoming.

Stuart-Smith, R; Danahy, P “3D Generative Design for Non-Experts: Multi-view Perceptual Similarity with Agent-Based Reinforcement Learning,” Proceeding of the XXVI Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics (SIGRADI). SIGraDi 2022 Critical Appropriations, Lima, Peru. SIGRADI, 2022. Print.

Stuart-Smith, R; Danahy, P, et al. “COLLECTIVE AERIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (CAAM),” ACADIA 2022: Hybrids & Haecceities / Volume 1: Technical Papers [Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Print, forthcoming.

Stuart-Smith, R; Danahy, P, et al. “COLLECTIVE AERIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (CAAM),” 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) / Posters, The 39th International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022). Philadelphia, PA. Print, forthcoming.

Stuart-Smith, R; Danahy, P “Visual Character Analysis within Algorithmic Design: Quantifying Aesthetics Relative to Structural and Geometric Design Criteria,” 2022 CAADRIA Post Carbon Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the 27th CAADRIA Conference - Vol. 1, Sydney, Australia. CAADRIA, 2022. Print.

Stuart-Smith, R; Danahy, P; Revelo, N “Topological and Material Formation: A Generative Design Framework for Additive Manufacturing Integrating Material-Physics Simulation and Structural Analysis,” ACADIA 2020: Distributed Proximities / Volume I: Technical Papers [Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-578-95213-0]. Online and Global. 2020. Eds. B. Slocum, V. Ago, S. Doyle, A. Marcus, M. Yablonina, and M. del Campo. 290-299. https://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?acadia20_290.

Billingsley, J; Danahy, P “Faustian Aesthetics: Through the Machine’s Semantic Severance,” in Purple Architecture, eds. James Kerestes, Vahid Vahdot, Ebrahim Poustinci. Print, forthcoming.

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AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Architectural Design and Theory
  • Digital Design and Fabrication
  • Emerging Technologies
COURSES TAUGHT

Design Studio

Computational Design

Design Theory & Seminar

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