Grinham Research Group

Harvard University Graduate School of Design


Grinham, J., Alvarenga,J., Lazovskis,P., Aizenberg, J.
“Dehumidification and Water Harvesting Device and Methods for Making the  Same”
US 63/479,825.

Grinham, J., Alvarenga,J.
“Vacuum Reservoir for Membrane Dehumidification”
US 63/289,291 (abandoned)

Grinham, J., Alvarenga,J., Bechthold, M, Aizenberg, J.
“Hydrophobic Barrier Layer for Ceramic Indirect Evaporative Cooling Systems”
US 11,890,579, US 11,305,235

Grinham, J., Craig, S. Ingber, D. Bechthold, M.
“Radiant Cooling Devices and Methods of Forming the Same”
US 20200271395, US 11,788, 800

Bechthold, M., Grinham, J. Seibold, Z., Weaver, J.
“Method for Magnetically Controlled Variable Pattern Casting and Related Design Strategies” US 62/746,781 (abandoned)

Selected Publications

Mayer, M. and Grinham, J. “Characterization of Links Between Embodied Carbon and Thermal Mass.” in: “The Routledge Handbook on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environments,” Azari, R. and Moncaster, A.,(Eds.) Routledge, 2024.

Hyatt, A., Pérez-Aguirre, C., Yarnell, A., Grinham,J. Decarbonization at the Campus Scale: Evaluating the Life-Cycle Carbon Impacts of Deep Energy Retrofits of Three University Building Typologies. PLEA 2022.

Grinham, Jonathan, Henning Fjeldheim, Bin Yan, Tor Dokka Helge, Kristian Edwards, Tine Hegli, and Ali Malkawi. 2022. “Zero-Carbon Balance: The Case of HouseZero.” Building and Environment 207 (January): 108511.

Grinham, Jonathan, Matthew J. Hancock, Kitty Kumar, Martin Bechthold, Donald E. Ingber, and Joanna Aizenberg. 2021. “Bioinspired Design and Optimization for Thin Film Wearable and Building Cooling Systems.” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 17 (1): 015003.

Kharbanda, K. , Chen, J., Grinham, J. “Early Stage Design LCA Calculation Framework within Grasshopper.” Proceedings of the ACLCA 2021 Conference, 2021.

Jensen, A., Norford, L., Grinham, J. “Mass(Ive) Timber: Examining the Thermally Massive Behavior of Mass Timber Construction.” Technology|Architecture + Design 4, no. 2, 2020: 186–99.

Grinham, Jonathan, Craig S., Ingber D. E., and Bechthold M. “Origami Microfluidics for Radiant Cooling with Small Temperature Differences in Buildings.” Applied Energy 277, 2020: 115610.

Seibold, Z., Grinham, J., Geletina, O., Ahanotu, O., Sayegh, A., Weaver, J., Bechthold, M. “Fluid Equilibrium: Material Computation in Ferrofluidic Castings.” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Mexico City, Mx 2018: 250-258.

Craig, S. and Grinham, J. “Breathing Walls: The Design of Porous Materials for Heat Exchange and Decentralized Ventilation.” Journal of Energy and Buildings, 149, 2017: 246-59.

Craig, S. and Grinham, J. “Wood Enclosures Engineered as Heat Exchangers.” in: “Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial”, Hutton J., Ibañez D., Moe K., (Eds.) Actar, 2017.

Mesa, O., Grinham. J., Mhatre, S., Norman, S., Stavric, M., Sayegh, A., and Bechthold, M. “Non-Linear Matters: Auxetic Surfaces.” Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Cambridge, Ma, 2017: 392-403.

Grinham, J. “The Vascularization of Buildings: Micro- to Milli-Scale Flow Systems for Heating and Cooling in the Built Environment.” Doctor of Design Dissertation, Harvard University, 2017.

Grinham, J., Blabolil, B., Haak, J., “Harvest Shade Screens: Programming Material for Optimal Energy Building Skins.” Proceedings of 2014 ACADIA Conference, Los Angeles, CA,  2014: 281-290. RPT. Proceedings of 9th Energy Forum 2014 on Advanced Building Skins, Bressanone, Italy, 2014.

Grinham, J. “Small Digital: A Case Study in Digital Design at Scale.” in:“Fragment 05: Union Station Bus Terminal” Cook, C., Ray, T., Burke, J., Zelov, Z., Grinham, J.,(Eds.) Washington DC, 2014.

Frostén, I., Grinham, J., Ku, K., “A Pedagogical Exploration of an Open-Source Architecture Paradigm in the Responsive Design Studio.” ACSA/AIK International Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2014.

King, N., Grinham, J., Pender, S., Vroman, R., Clark, C., “Beyond Digital Steroids: A Pedagogical Approach to Foundation Design Education through Design Robotics.” ACSA/AIK International Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2014.

King, N., Grinham, J., Saladik, D., Ricks, A., Murphy, M., “Crafting Eclipses: Integrating Computational Design and Automation through Programmed Craft-Based Fabrication in the Developing World.” ACSA/AIK International Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2014.

Dunay, R, Wheeler, J, Schubert, R, Grinham, J, “Eclipsis: A Historic Precedent – Digital Fabrication.” Proceedings of the 101st ACSA Annual Meeting Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2013
Grinham, J. And King, N., “Automating Eclipsis: Robotic Fabrication of Optimized Custom Metal Shutter Systems.” Proceedings of the Rob|Arch 2012 conference, Vienna, Austria, 2012: 52-59.

Grinham, J. and Ku, K., “4D Environments and Design: Towards an Appliance Architecture Paradigm.” Proceedings of the 100th ACSA Annual Meeting Conference, Boston, MA, 2012. RPT ARCC Spring 2013 Newsletter, Volume 37, Issue 1, Spring, 2013.

Dunay, R., Wheeler, J., Schubert, R., Clark, D., Grinham, J. “LumenHaus and the Eclipsis System: Historical Concept and Modern Technology.” JAU: Journal of Asian Urbanism, no. 5 2011: 32-37.‍