Carnegie Mellon University

Daniel Cardoso Llach

Daniel Cardoso Llach

Assistant Professor, Architecture

  • CFA 201
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Daniel Cardoso Llach is an architect, design scholar and researcher interested in issues of automation in design, interdisciplinary creativity, human-machine interaction, and technological cultures in architecture and design. He teaches architecture in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, where he chairs the Master of Science in Computational Design and co-directs the CoDe Lab.


Cardoso Llach's research spans histories and contemporary practices of automation in design and the built environment; the development of new methods to study design as a socio-technical phenomenon; and the development of responsive and energy-conscious architectural technologies. Areas of expertise include generative design, CAD, responsive building materials, and the history and culture of digital design technologies.