Brian Peters

Brian Peters

Assistant Professor
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Brian is an Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University. His research and teaching are focused in the fields of digital fabrication and parametric modeling for architectural design.  He has founded a fabrication lab at the CAED which features a six-axis robotic arm and several desktop 3D printers. He received a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005, as well as a Master of Advanced Architecture from the Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona in 2010.  Brian’s recent research has been focused on investigating the role of 3D printing as a full scale production tool for architecture. His professional research in the field includes the KamerMaker and 3D Print Canal House by DUS Architects in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His personal research, including Building Bytes, has been published and exhibited worldwide, and has won several design awards in recent years, including the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards, 2014 Architect Magazine’s R +D Awards, and the 2015 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards.

Courses:                                     ARCH 30101- 3rd Year Design Studio ARCH 30001 - Site Design, Writing Intensive Course ARCH 46995/56995 - Digital Crafting Elective ARCH 60102 - Graduate Design Studio II


Digital Fabrication, 3D Printing, Generative Forms, Architectural Studies, Parametric Design


  • Peters, B. 2015 “Solar Bytes Pavilion.” Robots in Architecture (RobArch) 2016 Conference, Project Paper, Sydney, Australia, March 2016
  • Peters, B. 2014 “Additive Formwork: 3D printed flexible formwork.” Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Conference, Paper Presentation, Los Angeles, CA, October 2014
  • Peters, B. 2014 “Building Bytes: 3D Printed Bricks”. FABRICATE Conference and Publication, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, February 2014


LEED Accredited Professional, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Associate, Robots in Architecture (RobArch), Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)


  • 2015 Design Innovation Award, Fast Company Magazine, 3D Printing Category
  • 2014 R+ D Award, Architect magazine