Turning the typical progression of design upside down moving from physical object toward comprehensive design in a process of iterative making. Prototyping with real materials and through hands-on engagement with materials, developing material systems with their own craft language and choreography of assembly.

A wealth of emerging digital tools for material manipulation and design continue to expand the potential of material systems for architectural production. Working at the intersection of digital techniques for construction and intuitive hand craft, as sophisticated digital design does not have to begin inside of the computer. Rather, the capabilities of digital material manipulation can infuse a process of embodied learning through making, allowing us to access a deeper and more targeted mode of engagement with digital tools.