During the Fall 2020 semester, 4th-year Architecture student Andrew Yu participated in two very unique courses taught by Assistant teaching Professor Daniele Profeta.

In ARC 571 Survey of Italian Architecture and ARC 408 Architectural Design VII both professor and his students explored new high-performance computing capabilities developed by the Researching Computing arm of Syracuse University’s Information Technology Services (ITS).

We sat down with Andrew (virtually via Zoom) to hear what that semester was like and learn how this essential technology was integrated into Professor Profeta’s digital site survey in the borgo of Castiglione d’Orcia in Tuscany as well as students’ final projects.

Full Interview

Andrew Yu

This may be most experimental semester I have ever done.

– Andrew Yu

Key Segments, Technology and Media Examples

3D Fly-through

Integrating Photogrammetry and Lidar scanning

Example of lidar scanning

Final 3D Rending of 5G Tower

Example of computer generated architecture

Final Project Renderings

example of computer generated architecture


Lean more about Professor Profeta’s research and the students’ final projects.