Dale Clifford-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Dale Clifford

Assistant Professor

Phone: 412 268 7626


Clifford is a principle of the Arizona based firm BINARY and has initiated coursework and research programs to develop building technologies based on regional building practices, advances in materials science and biomimetics. The vehicle for Clifford’s research includes full-scale demonstration projects to field-test transitional building technologies that promote the sustainable and sensorial integration of the built and natural environments and he is a principle investigator for the net-zero University of Arizona Solar Decathlon project. He is a founding member of the UA Emerging Materials Technology Graduate Program and the CMU Bio_Logic Research Group and is a Research Associate at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Clifford has worked on grants and contracts to forward applications of collaborative design research with BuroHappold, IDEO, DARPA, DOE, MIT, NASA and Carnegie Mellon University. He was recently awarded the ACSA 2012 Creative Achievement Award, with colleagues A. Malo and J. Vollen, for advancing interdisciplinary design research in architectural education.