Associate Professor

Graduate Adviser for Architecture

Chair, Graduate Studies Committee in Architecture

2013 UTSOA Outstanding Teaching Award (Studio)
Meadows Fellow at the Center for American Architecture and Design

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 (Routgledge, 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. 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 is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.


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

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

Briscoe, Danelle. OTHER NATURE. Center for American Architecture and Design, 2021.

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