Date of Submission

Spring 5-7-2024

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Jeffrey Collins


This thesis project explores the potential of using bamboo as a sustainable material in building parametric designs. The construction industry has a significant impact on the environment, and the use of sustainable materials in architecture is becoming increasingly essential. Bamboo is a versatile and sustainable material that has been used for centuries in various cultures worldwide. Bamboo is a fast-growing grass that can grow up to 91 cm per day and matures in just three to five years, making it an excellent alternative to traditional building materials like wood and synthetics. The project aims to investigate the properties of bamboo and its structural capabilities to create a design system that can be used to build sustainable and aesthetically pleasing structures. The project will also explore how the use of parametric design can enhance the structural properties of bamboo and create a more efficient and sustainable building process. The design process will involve using computational tools to generate different design options and evaluate their structural performance. The project will also involve testing different types of bamboo to determine their structural properties and their suitability for different construction methods. The final design will be a prototype structure that demonstrates the potential of using bamboo in building parametric design. The structure will be designed to be lightweight, efficient, and sustainable while showcasing the aesthetic qualities of bamboo. By demonstrating the structural capabilities of bamboo and its potential in parametric design, this project aims to promote the use of sustainable materials in architecture and inspire architects to incorporate sustainable design principles in their practice.

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Architecture Commons