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Our Research

Materials and Making

Mixing clay with hands

Research in Materiality

Qualitative as well as quantitative properties of material are explored at the source by the CSALT team.  Our lab includes a rich and extensive library of raw materials from historic to ultra-contemporary.  The future can learn from the past, and we believe that each and every artisan has much to teach us in terms of material, craft and cultural knowledge.

image: Sach Grewal thesis explorations in CSALT.

Ben Hayward's tiny house waffle grid structure in construction

Research in Fabrication

Our team at CSALT understands the importance of building to achieve deep learning.  Students are encouraged to build full-scale and explore with new fabrication technologies, software and materials. CSALT supports these initiatives with expertise, equipment and assistance.  Full-scale prototypes allow for testing of assemblies, materials, structural systems and finishes and open up new ways to build.

image: Ben Hayward thesis design/build at CSALT


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