Date of Submission

Spring 5-7-2024

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Sang Pil Lee


The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in architecture has revolutionized design thinking, providing architects with powerful tools for exploration and creation. This thesis examines the transformative potential of AI engines, particularly MidJourney, in enhancing architectural design processes. MidJourney's advanced image analysis capabilities offer architects a unique opportunity to study architectural forms through AI, fostering a symbiotic relationship between human creativity and machine intelligence.

The research explores AI's evolving role in the creative process, emphasizing its ability to augment human ingenuity rather than replace it. Architects can leverage MidJourney's AI engine to explore diverse design possibilities and discover innovative solutions to complex challenges. Through case studies and design experiments, the thesis investigates how MidJourney's image analysis informs and inspires architectural form-making.

The methodology involves a collaborative approach, with architects engaging in dialogue with MidJourney's AI to input design parameters and receive generated forms. These forms are then analyzed, critiqued, and refined, creating a dynamic feedback loop between human intuition and machine-generated possibilities. By examining MidJourney's outputs through architectural theory and precedent studies, the research aims to establish a framework for integrating AI as a creative partner in architectural design.

Additionally, the thesis addresses the ethical implications of AI integration in architecture, emphasizing transparency, accountability, and human-centered design principles. By embracing MidJourney's AI as a tool for design thinking, architects can expand their design vocabulary, challenge preconceptions, and drive architectural innovation.

In conclusion, this thesis advocates for a paradigm shift in architectural practice, where AI engines like MidJourney are viewed as collaborators rather than mere tools. Through thoughtful experimentation, architects can harness AI's power to craft architectural forms that blend data-driven insights with human sensibilities, fostering a more responsive and inclusive built environment.