School of Architecture

brad bell

Associate Professor of Architecture

Office: ARCH 203, E-mail:, Phone: 817.272.2801


M.ARCH. Columbia University

B.E.D. Texas A&M

Brad Bell is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington and the Director of the Digital Architecture Research Consortium (DARC) at UT Arlington. He researches and teaches on the integration of advanced digital technologies into the architectural design process with a focus on the use of digital fabrication and cast materials. He has lectured, taught, and written on the uses of such technologies for the past ten years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. He is co-Director of TEX-FAB ( , a non-profit organization, providing a platform for education on digital fabrication and parametric modeling to the professional, academic and manufacturing communities in Texas. He is also a Principal at TOPOCAST LAB ( - an experimental design and consulting practice focused on the application of digital fabrication technologies into casting methodologies.

Brad is on the board of directors for ACADIA ( and a founder and member of the board of directors for the Digital Fabrication Network ( Both organizations advocate for the advancement of digital design and fabrication issues to an international audience.


July 26, 2006"Architecture Professor Designs Tree House for Arboretum Exhibit"

June 10, 2008"Architecture Students' Work Displayed at Finnish Embassy"

January 13, 2012"Bell to speak at fabrication tech conference"

April 23, 2013"Brad Bell Elected to ACADIA Board of Directors"

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