Ahlquist, S. Menges, A.: 2016, Materiality & Computational Design: Emerging Material Systems & the Role of Design Computation and Digital Fabrication, in M. Kanaani and D. Kopec (eds.), The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice: Established and Emerging Trends, Routledge, New York, pp 149-168. (ISBN: 978-1-13-802315-4)

 Menges, A., Ahlquist, S. (eds.): 2011, Computational Design Thinking, John Wiley and Sons, London. (ISBN: 978-0470665701)


Ahlquist, S. and Lienhard, J.: 2013, Textile Hybrid M1. In: Tensinews, Nr. 24, April 2013, pp. 6-9.


Ahlquist, S.: 2016, Sensory Material Architectures: Concepts and Methodologies for Spatial Tectonics and Tactile Responsivity in Knitted Textile Hybrid Structures, International Journal for Architectural Computing, 14(1), pp 63-82.  (online)

 Ahlquist, S.: 2016, Textile Environments and Tactile Interfaces: Responsive Multi-Sensory Architectures for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Journal, Vol 18. (online)

 Ahlquist, S., Erb, D. and Menges, A.: 2015, Evolutionary structural and spatial adaptation of topologically differentiated tensile systems in architectural design, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing Journal, 29 (04), pp 393-415. (online)

 Ahlquist, S.: 2015, Membrane Morphologies - Heterogeneous Forces and Articulated Material Form, AD Fusing the Physical and the Computational, 85 (5), pp 80-85. (online)

 Ahlquist, S., Kampowski, T., Oliyan, O., Menges, A. and Speck, T.: 2014, Development of a digital framework for the computation of complex material and morphological behavior of biological and technological systems, CAD: Special Issue on Material Ecology, 60, pp 84–104. (online)

 Ahlquist, S., Menges, A.: 2012, Physical Drivers: Synthesis of Evolutionary Developments and Force-Driven Design, AD Material Computation: Higher Integration in Morphogenetic Design, 82 (2), pp 60-67. (online)

 Ahlquist, S., Fleischmann, M.: 2009, Computational Spring Systems: Open Design Processes for Complex Structural Systems, AD: Closing the Gap, 79 (2), pp 130-133. (online)

 Ahlquist, S., Fleischmann, M.: 2008, Elemental Methods for Integrated Architectures, International Journal for Architectural Computing, 6 (4), pp 453-475 . (online)


Ahlquist, S.: 2015, Social Sensory Architectures: Articulating Textile Hybrid Structures for Multi-sensory Responsiveness and Collaborative Play, in: Combs L. and Perry, C. (eds.) ACADIA 15: Computational Ecologies [Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Cincinnati, October, 2015, pp. 262-273. (online)

Ahlquist, S.: 2016, Integrating Differentiated Knit Logics and Pre-Stress in Textile Hybrid Structures, in: Thomsen, M., Tamke, M., Gengnagel, C., Faircloth, B., and Scheurer, F. (eds.) Modelling Behaviour: Proceeding of the Design Modelling Symposium, Copenhagen, September 2015, pp. 1-14. (online)

Ahlquist, S., Newell, C., Thun, G. and Velikov, K,: 2015, Towards a Pedagogy of Material Systems Research, in Bieg, K. (ed.) TxA Interactive Conference Proceedings, Fort Worth, November 2013, Texas Society of Architects, pp. 22-33.

Ahlquist, S.: 2014, Post-forming Composite Morphologies: Materialization and design methods for inducing form through textile material behavior, in Gerber, D., Huang, A. and Sanchez, J. (eds.) ACADIA 14: Design Agency [Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Los Angeles, October, 2014, pp. 267-276. (online)

Ahlquist, S. and Menges, A.: 2013, Frameworks for Computational Design of Textile Micro-Architectures and Material Behavior in Forming Complex Force-Active Structures. In: Beasley, P., Khan, O. and Stacey, M. (eds.) ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Cambridge, October 2013, pp. 281-292.

Ahlquist, S., Lienhard, J., Knippers, J. and Menges, A.: 2013, Physical and Numerical Prototyping for Integrated Bending and Form-Active Textile Hybrid Structures. In: Gengnagel, C., Kilian, A., Nembrini, J. and Scheurer, F. (eds.) Rethinking Prototyping: Proceeding of the Design Modelling Symposium, Berlin, October 2013, pp. 1-14.

Ahlquist, S., Lienhard, J., Knippers, J. and Menges, A.: 2013, Exploring Materials Reciprocities for Textile-Hybrid Systems as Spatial Structures, in: Stacey, M. (Ed.), Prototyping Architecture: The Conference Papers, The Building Centre, London.

Lienhard, J.; Ahlquist, S.; Menges, A.; Knippers, J.: S.: 2013, Extending the Functional and Formal vocabulary of tensile membrane structures through the interaction with bending-active elements, in: TensiNet symposium [RE]THINKING lightweight structures, Istanbul.

Ahlquist, S. and Menges, A.: 2011, Articulated Behavior: Computational Methods for the Generation and Materialization of Complex Force-Active Textile Morphologies, in: Proceedings of AMBIENCE 2011 Conference, Boras.

Ahlquist, S. and Menges, A.: 2011, Behavior-based Computational Design Methodologies: Integrative Processes for Force Defined Material Structures, in: Kolarevic, B. (Ed.), Proceedings of ACADIA 2011 Conference, Calgary.

Ahlquist, S. and Menges, A.: 2011, Integration of Behaviour-based Computational and Physical Mode Design Computation and Materialisation of Morphologically Complex Tension-Active Systems, in: Proceedings of DMS 2011, Berlin.

Ahlquist, S. and Menges, A.: 2011, Methodological Approach for the Integration of Material Information and Performance in the Design Computation for Tension-Active Architectural Systems, in: Proceedings of ECAADE 2011 Conference, Ljubljana.

Ahlquist, S. and Menges, A.: 2010, Realizing Formal and Functional Complexity for Structurally Dynamic Systems in Rapid Computational Means, in: Ceccato, C., Hesselgren, L., Pauly, M., Pottmann, H., Wallner, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of Advances in Architectural Geometry Conference 2010, Vienna, Springer, Berlin, pp. 205-220. (ISBN: 978-3709103081)

Ahlquist, S. and Fleischmann, M.,: 2009, Cylindrical Mesh Morphologies: Study on Computational Meshes Based on Parameters of Force, Material, and Space for the Design of Tension-Active Structures, Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design, 27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings, Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 39-46. (ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9)

Fleischmann, M., Ahlquist, S., Menges, A.: 2009, Articulating Boundaries of Computational Meshes, Proceedings of Design Modeling Symposium Berlin 2009, pp. 197-203. (ISBN 978-3-89462-177-3)

Ahlquist, S., Fleischmann, M.: 2008, Material & Space: Synthesis Strategies based on Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Minneapolis 16-19 October 2008, 66-71 (ISBN 9780978946340)


Brownell, B.: 2016, “Materials Research with a Social Focus” In: ARCHITECT Magazine, April. (online)

Piazza, A.: 2016, “Bikes and Colors” In: Michigan Research, April. (online)

O’Connell, K.: 2015, “Flexing Forms: AIA Upjohn Project” In: ARCHITECT Magazine, June. (online)

Newman, Eli.: 2015, Interview: “University of Michigan Develops ‘Social Sensory Surfaces’ for Autism Therapy” NPR Detroit, August. (online)

Culvahouse, T.: 2015, “NEXT!: AIA San Francisco at the Cutting Edge” In: AIA California Council, December. (online)

Michigan News: 2015, “A touch of color: Engaging children with autism; other exhibits at SXSW” March. (online)

“Digital Crafting: A Network on Computation and Craft in Architecture”, CITA – Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.