Architecture Faculty

Leadership


Assia Crawford portrait

Assia Crawford

Assistant Professor
  • College of Architecture and Planning


About

Assia Crawford is an Assistant Professor in Technology at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, whose creative practice research focuses on the development of biological material alternatives and digital fabrication practices for a post-Anthropocene era. Her work sits on the intersection between architecture, science and critical theory and employs experimental and speculative design to address ecological challenges faced by communities at a time of environmental uncertainty.

Assia is an ARB registered architect and has previously held positions as the architect for the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) and artist-in-residence at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research. Assia is the recipient of ACSA TAD Best Article Award (Volume 4) for “Architectural Laboratory Practice for the Development of Clay and Ceramic-Based Photosynthetic Biocomposites." 

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A-Crawford

Research & Creative Projects

Collage of mycelium bio-composite materials

Mycelium textiles development

Mitochondrial Matrix, ceramic 3D printed pieces

Mitochondrial Matrix, an installation celebrating symbiotic relationships in nature and mitochondrial research. A collection of 150 ceramic 3D printed pieces, exhibited in 2021 as part of Valence II and featured as a project at ACADIA2021

CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project

CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project

Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels.

 Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels. 

Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.

Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.

Mycelium textiles development

Mycelium bio-composite materials

Full-Time Faculty


Assia Crawford portrait

Assia Crawford

Assistant Professor
  • College of Architecture and Planning


About

Assia Crawford is an Assistant Professor in Technology at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, whose creative practice research focuses on the development of biological material alternatives and digital fabrication practices for a post-Anthropocene era. Her work sits on the intersection between architecture, science and critical theory and employs experimental and speculative design to address ecological challenges faced by communities at a time of environmental uncertainty.

Assia is an ARB registered architect and has previously held positions as the architect for the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) and artist-in-residence at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research. Assia is the recipient of ACSA TAD Best Article Award (Volume 4) for “Architectural Laboratory Practice for the Development of Clay and Ceramic-Based Photosynthetic Biocomposites." 

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A-Crawford

Research & Creative Projects

Collage of mycelium bio-composite materials

Mycelium textiles development

Mitochondrial Matrix, ceramic 3D printed pieces

Mitochondrial Matrix, an installation celebrating symbiotic relationships in nature and mitochondrial research. A collection of 150 ceramic 3D printed pieces, exhibited in 2021 as part of Valence II and featured as a project at ACADIA2021

CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project

CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project

Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels.

 Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels. 

Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.

Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.

Mycelium textiles development

Mycelium bio-composite materials

Part-Time Faculty and Lecturers


Assia Crawford portrait

Assia Crawford

Assistant Professor
  • College of Architecture and Planning


About

Assia Crawford is an Assistant Professor in Technology at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, whose creative practice research focuses on the development of biological material alternatives and digital fabrication practices for a post-Anthropocene era. Her work sits on the intersection between architecture, science and critical theory and employs experimental and speculative design to address ecological challenges faced by communities at a time of environmental uncertainty.

Assia is an ARB registered architect and has previously held positions as the architect for the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) and artist-in-residence at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research. Assia is the recipient of ACSA TAD Best Article Award (Volume 4) for “Architectural Laboratory Practice for the Development of Clay and Ceramic-Based Photosynthetic Biocomposites." 

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A-Crawford

Research & Creative Projects

Collage of mycelium bio-composite materials

Mycelium textiles development

Mitochondrial Matrix, ceramic 3D printed pieces

Mitochondrial Matrix, an installation celebrating symbiotic relationships in nature and mitochondrial research. A collection of 150 ceramic 3D printed pieces, exhibited in 2021 as part of Valence II and featured as a project at ACADIA2021

CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project

CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project

Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels.

 Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels. 

Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.

Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.

Mycelium textiles development

Mycelium bio-composite materials