I am Caitlin Mueller, an academic working at the boundaries of architecture and structural engineering, with a focus on creative structural design and fabrication. I am currently an Assistant Professor in Building Technology at MIT, where I lead the Digital Structures research group and co-direct the Structural Design Lab. My research interests lie in three primary areas:

  • Computation, including digital design synthesis, exploration, and optimization
  • Fabrication, including structurally informed digital manufacturing
  • History, especially 20th century developments in structural design theory and practice

Please explore the sections below to learn more about my work, and get in touch if you would like to know more or are interested in collaborating.

2015-08-01 The new website for my Digital Structures research group is live at digitalstructures.mit.edu. For more recent news and updates, please visit the news section on that site.
2014-09-03 Classes at MIT begin today! I am teaching 4.463: Building Structural Systems II.
2014-07-01 I have joined the faculty of the Department of Architecture at MIT as an Assistant Professor. Check back soon for my new research group website.
  • A bit about my academic and professional background
  • My résumé and curriculum vitae
  • The website for my Digital Structures research group
  • Projects, publications, tools, and design work
  • Structural design courses that I've been involved in
  • Recommended books and online resources for students
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