Shelby Elizabeth Doyle

Under Construction


Design & Research
American Wild
Computation & Construction Lab
Both/And: Fabricating Potentials
Exhibit Columbus - Installation
Exhibit Columbus - Exhibition
Melting - Water Soluble Formwork 
Re-Ordering Architecture
SEKI Collection

AI, Computation, & Feminism

ACADIA Cultural History Project
AI... To Be Determined
Equity in Computing
Future of Generative AI
Gradient: Authorial Asymmetries
Verbatim:  Archives, Access, and
Other Myths

Workshops & Residencies

Autodesk Build Space Grant
Architecture Ceramic Assemblies Workshop
Cyborg Sessions
Eventscape - Sikacrete - AIA NYC WIA
Haystack Fab Lab Residency
Haystack Open Studio Residency

Teaching: Research and Outreach

80/35 Pavilion 
Digital Clay
IM_RU v2.0

Teaching: Fabrication

Integrated Studio Bachelor of Architecture
Introduction to Digital Fabrication
Introduction to Architectural Robotics
Computation & Weaving: Seminar in Fabricating Tools
Undergraduate Independent Study Projects
Master of Science Thesis Projects


City of Water: Architecture, Infrastructure, & the Floods of Phnom Penh
Losing Ground
Mekong Flux
Mekong Studio & Exhibition
Related Courses
Shifting Foundations
Urban Lab Phnom Penh
Water Curse or Blessing Exhibition
Water, Politics + Art Exhibition



Shelby Elizabeth Doyle, AIA LEED AP is a registered architect and Associate Professor of Architecture where she is the Stan G. Thurston Professor of Design Build at Iowa State University College of Design, co-founder of the ISU Computation & Construction Lab (CCL), and director of the ISU Architectural Robotics Lab (ARL). The CCL and ARL the result of Doyle's ISU Presidential Impact Hire to rethink digital fabrication and design-build. The CCL works to connect developments in computation to the challenges of construction: through teaching, research, and outreach.

The central hypothesis of CCL and Doyle's work is that computation in architecture is a material, pedagogical, and social project; computation is both informed by and productive of architectural cultures. This hypothesis is explored, through the fabrication of built projects, material research, and design teaching. Doyle is invested in questioning the role of education and pedagogy in replicating existing technological inequities, and in pursuing the potential for technology in architecture as a space of, and for, gender equity. Her chapter A Carrier Bag of Tools for Computational Feminism in Homing the Machine in Architecture (2024) elaborates on this work. 

Currently, she is the 2024 President of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) and a 2022-25 At-Large-Director for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Ongoing research include several grants to develop local low-carbon materials for 3D printing and Doyle is a PI for a recently awarded FEMA BRIC grant to structurally evaluate 3D printed pre-storm shelters.

Doyle recently completed PIPE UP! a collaborative installation for the University Design Research Fellowship during the 2022-24 cycle of Exhibit Columbus and was a 2020-23  Mellon Research Fellow for the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s The Digital Now: Architecture and Intersectionality exploring AI as an archival project.

At ISU her research and teaching have been recognized with the AIA Upjohn Grant, ARCC Research Initiative Award, Autodesk ACADIA Emerging Research Award, ACSA Creative Achievement Award, BTES Emerging Faculty Award, and an Autodesk Technology Center Grant.

Doyle received a Fulbright Fellowship to Cambodia, a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia.
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