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de Lange, Marcel Clinical Asst Professor


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research overview

  • Marcel's applied research deals with design build delivery models for architectural projects, environmental product design and innovative/entrepreneurial practices. Through Clinical Teaching I am able to apply research and actually design/build projects of varying scope and size & complexity with students and other faculty. I do this through a highly collaborative processes and by applying innovative models around design and design thinking. Furthermore, my applied research focuses on using technologies around digital design and manufacturing as well as investigation around manufacturing processes and material connections using parametric software and fabrication strategies.


  • Design Build Project Deliveries, Building Information Modeling, Generative Design, Parametric Design Digital Design and Fabrication Small object design and making Light fixture design, lightning design, environmental product design modular design, prefabricated architecture, kit of parts


courses taught

  • ARCH 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Dealing with problems at an intermediate level of complexity this architecture studio emphasizes the interaction of form, programmatic use, human behavior and context in creating structure. Studio options may include a client-based community engaged project, real world applications, and/or result in a physical product. Students work across analog and digital platforms to produce high quality and portfolio-worthy work.
  • ENVD 1110 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Building on the foundation introduced in EPoD Studio 1, this studio introduces students to more advanced methodologies and techniques related to the design of products at a human scale while considering the interdisciplinary nature of the other specializations. Using complementary skills in 3D modeling, drawing, diagramming, and through physical making and fabrication, students explore imaginative and innovative design solutions of small-scale products.
  • ENVD 3300 - Special Topics: Intermediate Design Lab
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in environmental design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
  • ENVD 4100 - Advanced Design Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
  • ENVD 4365 - Special Topics: Technology and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides an advanced seminar on new technologies and issues of professional practice in the environmental design professions.
  • ENVD 4420 - Senior Capstone Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Advanced seminar focuses on theoretical concerns and practical issues inherent in environmental design and planning. Views concerns and issues in terms of setting, processes, and planning and design outcomes. Provides a critical synthesis of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of planning and design education.
  • EPOD 3100 - Studio 2: Intermediate Environmental Products of Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Introduces students to innovative emerging technologies and techniques in digital fabrication and design through a project-based studio environment. Students will be asked to develop design solutions that could be leveraged to benefit humanity through material investigations, cradle-to-cradle methodology, and more advanced methods in design optimization.


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