Lawrence Sass

Associate Professor, Architecture

Larry Sass is a designer and researcher in the Department of Architecture at MIT. He earned his BA at Pratt Institute in New York and PhD and Masters at MIT. After a short stint in professional practice of architecture he joined the faculty at MIT in 2002. His work is focused on to the digital production of affordable wood frame housing.

The core of his research is software development with an aim to learn more about the relationship between how we design and how we physically build. The novelty of his research is algorithms that decompose 3D models into sets of non-uniform building components. He teaches courses in design computing and is published widely in journals. He serves on the steering committee for the Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism (ICSR).

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307