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Dana Cupkova - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Dana Cupkova Dana Cupkova

Associate Professor | Carnegie Mellon University



Dana Cupkova's design work engages the built environment at the intersection of ecology, computationally driven processes, and systems analysis. In her research, she interrogates the relationship between architecture and landscape with a focus on environmental stewardship and cradle-to-cradle advanced manufacturing, specifically related to embodied energy, material waste-streams, and experimentation with geometrically driven performance logic. Cupkova's design work has been published internationally in professional venues such as Dwell, The Architectural Review, Green Building & Design, The Cornell Journal of Architecture, Architect's Newspaper, International Journal of Architectural Computing, and presented at many academic conferences. Cupkova is a director of EPIPHYTE Lab, a design and research collaborative recognized in 2018 as the 'Next Progressives' design practice by the ARCHITECT Magazine. She serves as a Graduate Track Chair for the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program; is a member of the editorial board of The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC); a recipient of the 2019 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence, the 2022 ACSA Creative Achievement Award, and is a 2022 U.S. Fulbright Scholar.

Areas of Expertise (2)



Education (2)

University of California at Los Angeles: M.Arch., School of the Arts and Architecture

Slovak University of Technology: Eng.Arch., Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design