Material Manufacturing | Performance Skins

Jeana Ripple

Material manufacturing research at UVA explores the translation of advanced manufacturing techniques into innovative architectural systems through creative practice, grant-funded research, and teaching. Resulting material prototypes by Ripple Architecture Studio received recognition through awards, exhibitions, grants, and design commissions, enabling continued collaborative exploration of innovative material performance systems drawing upon manufacturing innovation and efficiency. Please find more information at

Student Work: Stephen Grotz, Stephanie Granados, Anna Friedrich

Professional Work: Ripple Architecture Studio, including contributions by William Haynes, Ben Lawson, Cameron Langille, Ryan Lewandowski

Collaborators and Consultants: Suzanne Moomaw, Hossein Haj-Harriri, Mehdi Sadaat, Cellular Materials International

Sponsors: The Jefferson Trust, TEX-FAB