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



The title of this work comes from recent concrete casting work of data input and storage objects. Image 1 is of a USB (Universal Serial Bus) drive made by the company Verbatim - which promises that data is copied, translated, and stored as an exact replica of the original material. Each hardware element was molded in silicone to create a form and then cast as a solid in Rockite – creating a copy but an inoperable one – an illusion of usefulness and accessibility. I began this work as an archival project to develop an intersectional method for navigating the The Archaeology of the Digital archive.  I hypothesized that within the archive were untold stories and hidden figures that countered the narrative that women and people of color were not present at the advent of the digital in architecture. What I found instead was the absence of these records.

(Full text will be available in a forthcoming book.)