Dr Tsung-Hsien Wang

Dr Tsung-Hsien Wang

Lecturer in Sustainable Digital Design

BS Arch, MS Arch, PhD (Computational Design), FHEA

T: +44 (0)114 222 0377
E: tsung-hsien.wang@sheffield.ac.uk

Prior to joining Sheffield School of Architecture in 2012 I was a PhD researcher and adjunct instructor in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. I also worked in both architecture and technology firms, including SOM and Gehry Technologies, and was invited to give guest lectures and workshops in the US, UK, China and Taiwan.

With a combined background in architecture and computation, I am interested in computational design research of information modelling for sustainable building design and evaluation. In particular, I investigate algorithmic and parametric modelling workflow for iterative building performance simulation, evaluation and visualisation at both single building and urban scales.

Teaching Activities

My current teaching activities are at Post Graduate Taught level:
ARC6811 Parametric Architectural Geometry, Autumn.
ARC6812 Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis, Autumn.
ARC6818 Elements of Computational Design I, Autumn.

I co-Lead Studio MAKE (ARC6815 with Dr Chengzhi Peng) and also contribute to the following modules: ARC6816 MSc Dissertation/Thesis Design Project; ARC6990 MSc SAS Advance Project; ARC322 Special Study; ARC556/566 MArch Dissertation

In 2013 and 2014, I coordinated ARC6840 Renewable Energy module for MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies.

Administrative Roles

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
Programme Co-Leader of MSc Digital Architecture and Design
Member of IT and Print Committee

Research Interests

My major research interests lie in investigating architectural geometry construction and information modelling from a parametric and generative perspective. Central to my research is to investigate computational approaches to solving:

  1. Building Information Interoperability for computer-aided sustainable design and evaluation. With sortable topological relational network this work can be applied in areas of building performance simulation, sustainability evaluation, compliance checking and information interoperation from a single building to a city scale.
  2. Complex Architectural Geometry Manifestation through performance-driven optimisation and digital fabrication.

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Performance-driven design process, geometry construction and optimisation, cloud-based computing for interactive/real-time building information modelling and visualisation, information interoperation for building performance simulation and sustainability evaluation.

Research Students and Assistants

Mohammed H Aljammaz, Closing Gaps in Building Performance Predictions with Culture-Specific Occupancy Behaviours, 2017-present
Olivia Espinosa Trujillo, Tension-only Bamboo Structures, 2017-present
Omar SA Hamed, Automating BIM for Green Building Evaluation and Certification in Jordan, 2018-present

Grants, Awards and Consultancy

ARUP Global Research Challenge 2014 (PI: Dr Tsung-Hsien Wang, CI: Prof. Martin Mayfield), ARUP, £20,000, Dec 2014-Jun 2016.

Learned Societies Fund for CAADRIA 2013, SSoA, 2013
Learned Societies Fund for eCAADe 2014, SSoA, 2014

Professional Standing and Distinctions

Reviewer, Architectural Science Review, 2014

Reviewer, 16th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG), 2014

Member of SmartGeometry 2012 International Advisory Board, 2012

ARM|Additive Robotic Materialization, AGD+Tamkang University, Taiwan, 2013

Actuating Geometry in Design [Digital Fabrication], Taipei Tech, Taiwan, 2013

Actuating Geometry in Design [Physical Computing], Taipei Tech, Taiwan, 2012

[Guest Lecture] Generative Architecture Geometry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 2010

[Invited Workshop] Parametric Urban Furniture, Tamkang University, Taiwan, 2009

[Invited Workshop] Digital Tectonics : Robotic Fabrication, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 2009

Parametric Modelling-Design Pattern-Based Tessellation Sustainable Building Information Modelling


A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of recent publications please click here.

Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Nguyen BVD, Peng C & Wang TH (2019) Koala: Developing a generative house design system with agent-based modelling of social spatial processes. 24th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2019, Vol. 1 (pp 235-244), 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang Y & Wang T (2016) Automatic Calculation Of A New China Glare Index. Proceedings of BSO 2016. Newcastle, UK, 12 September 2016 - 14 September 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Si F & Wang T (2015) Building massing optimisation in early design stage: A performance-driven design based on total sunlight hours evaluation. Proceedings of the 20th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (pp 583-592) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang T (2014) Reasoning Spatial Relationships in Building Information Models using Voxels. Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (pp 465-471). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 10 September 2014 - 12 September 2014. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang T (2013) Tessellating freeform surfaces with boundary-driven analysis. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (pp 873-882) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Park J, Wang T, Witt A & Loftness V (2013) Data Acquisition and Visualization for IEQ Assessment: A case study of daylight field measurement. PLEA 2013 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang T, Park J & Witt A (2013) Integrated Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment Methods for Occupant Comfort and Productivity. International Conference on Cleantech for Smart Cities & Buildings-From Nano to Urban Scale. EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland, 4 September 2013 - 6 September 2013. RIS download Bibtex download