BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Agnes Martin Resident Gallery

Date: 8/22/16
Agnes Martin model
Student Researchers: Kellen MacDonald Faculty Advisor: Adam Wagoner

This home was designed for an emerging artist who creates work in the Abstract Expressionist style. The goal was to design a domicile in which the artist can be immersed in the work of abstract painter Agnes Martin, one of the most revered figures in her field. The dwelling has a living area, a work studio, and a gallery space for the emerging artist. It also contains a gallery featuring the work of Agnes Martin, who produced tranquil paintings often composed of grids and stripes. The home’s minimalist aesthetic embodies the spirit of her work. 

Agnes Martin Resident Gallery

BIRD Past Research Projects

Agnes Martin Resident Gallery

Date: 8/22/16
Agnes Martin model
Student Researchers: Kellen MacDonald Faculty Advisor: Adam Wagoner

This home was designed for an emerging artist who creates work in the Abstract Expressionist style. The goal was to design a domicile in which the artist can be immersed in the work of abstract painter Agnes Martin, one of the most revered figures in her field. The dwelling has a living area, a work studio, and a gallery space for the emerging artist. It also contains a gallery featuring the work of Agnes Martin, who produced tranquil paintings often composed of grids and stripes. The home’s minimalist aesthetic embodies the spirit of her work. 

Agnes Martin Resident Gallery