Kyle Steinfeld

Faculty Director, Master of Design; Jacobs Executive Committee

Associate Professor, Architecture

Kyle Steinfeld makes, writes, and teaches about computational design as a cultural practice. An Associate Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley, Kyle aims to reveal the overlooked capacities of architectural computation through creative work, scholarly writing, and digital tool-making. He applies techniques drawn from artificial intelligence to architectural design, and has been exhibited at the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and at the NeurIPS workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design. As an educator, Kyle has instructed core courses in design, architectural representation, and design computation for more than twenty years. His recent leadership roles in the College of Environmental Design have included serving as the Faculty Director of the Master of Design program, and as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. As a professional architect, Kyle worked with a number of design firms, including Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Acconci Studio, Kohn Petersen Fox Associates, Howler/Yoon, Diller Scofidio Renfro, and TEN Arquitectos. Kyle holds a Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Design from the University of Florida (UF). He is a Fellow at Stochastic Labs, an Autodesk IDEAs fellow, and a Hellman Fellow.