Daniel Koehler
Research Interests

My research explores the intersection of generative AI, architectural theory, and research by design. I utilize computational methods to project positive futures through architectural synergies. My work focuses especially on generative systems, compositional histories, and implications of artificial intelligence on city architecture. I have authored over 50 publications including a monograph, edited volumes, and conference papers. My research has received grant support and been exhibited internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou, Venice Biennale, and Prague Architecture Biennale.

As an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, I teach design studios and theory seminars exploring computational design, typological innovations, and the implications of AI at the scale of cities. I also co-founded the Lab for Environmental Design Strategies which is a research-based architecture studio. The studio aims to architect through computation towards ecological forms for a societal, cultural friendly environment. Previously, I directed a research cluster at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in London, where I coordinated the theory module for Urban Design. I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Innsbruck University and have taught at several institutions, including Aalto University in Finland, the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania, and the University of East London. I hold a PhD from Innsbruck University, and studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. 

In addition to my teaching and research, I actively participate in academic conferences such as Acadia, Ecaade, and CAAD futures, where I serve as a peer reviewer and panel moderator. I have previously sat on the editorial board of the Prospectives Journal and frequently peer-review for over ten academic journals in the fields of design, computation, and architecture. I helped to organize several lecture series, symposia, and co-curated exhibitions that engage with AI's role in architectural design. My current research trajectory is oriented towards understanding the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on design practice and the architecture of cities.

Typical student contributions to my research
architecture design
architecture computation
game design
Artificial Intelligence
Affiliated Departments