Daniel Tish is a designer and researcher who investigates responsive architectural environments through the lens of behavioral materiality. His research develops computational methods for the design and simulation of self-actuating materials, as well as novel processes for their robotic additive manufacturing. Daniel’s recent projects have included additively manufactured cable-net structures at a variety of scales, from kinetic gallery installations with programmable topologies to functionally-graded chair surfaces. His work has been published as a part of recent ACADIA, Fabricate, Rob|Arch, and IASS conferences, as well as in the book Towards a Robotic Architecture and the journal TAD.
Daniel was recently a Lecturer at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he taught digital fabrication. He also led an intensive summer masterclass at the University of Technology Sydney. Daniel has worked in the research offices of RVTR in Ann Arbor and murmur in Los Angeles, as well as in commercial firms in Chicago and St. Louis. Daniel received his Master of Architecture with Distinction from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis with a self-guided special major in Sustainable Design.