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



Equity in Computing

Architectural production – from 3D modeling, to writing, to social media – relies upon computing: the use of computers. Computing is made possible by software and hardware, tools with unique histories and logics. These tools are not neutral but rather they are encoded with the biases of both their creators and end users. Understanding and making legible these biases, and how they influence the production of architecture, is crucial to deconstructing, designing, and deploying computing toward a more equitable future.

This was an undergraduate elective 3-credit seminar,  taught by Shelby Doyle, for the first time in Fall 2020 during COVID-19. The course was delivered online and during a shortened semester: 14 weeks of instruction and 1 week for final exams. It consisted of consist of readings, lectures, discussions, and case studies to introduce students to the social context of computing in architectural education and practice.

The development of this course benefited greatly from Elizabeth Patitsas’ Critical CS reading list: and in the spirit of that project the course is open sourced:


Week 01What is Equity?
Week 02Defining Equity in Architecture
Week 03Storytelling + Critical Social Theory
Week 04Politics of / as Pedagogy
Week 05Representational Equity: Secret Life of Scale Figures
Week 06Professionalization and / as Exclusion
Week 07Digital Literacy and Architecture
Week 08Epistemology and Decolonizing Architecture
Week 09Pipeline Problems
Week 10Redefining Equity
Week 11ACADIA Conference
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15Final Project