2015                          (forthcoming) LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology By Sabin and Jones, a book on design research across disciplines through the lens of LabStudio, co-founded by Sabin, an architectural designer and Jones, a cell and molecular biologist; publisher, Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

2010                          Meander, Variegating Architecture by Kolatan and Sabin, a book on parametric and algorithmic design strategies in research, teaching and practice, Bentley Publications, Exton, PA, USA.


Book Contributions

2013                          Sabin, J. Chapter essay by invitation, “Matrix Architecture”; Inside Smart Geometry, edited by Terri Peters and Brady Peters, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, England, April 2013.

2012                          Sabin, J. Chapter essay by invitation; Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, edited by Ingrid Schaffner, Srdjan Jovanović Weiss, and William Whitaker, ICA, Oddi Press, Iceland.


Peer-Reviewed Publications & Sessions

2013                          Wang, Lucia and Sabin, “Simulating Nonlinear Nano-to-Micro Scaled Material Properties and Effects at the Architectural Scale” in Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), April 7-13, 2013.

2012                          Sabin. “The Greenhouse & Cabinet of Future Fossils: Interfacing Nature in the Built Environment” in ACADIA 2012: Synthetic Digital Ecologies, ed. Cabrinha, Johnson & Steinfeld, Oct. 18-21, pp. 259-268, 2012.

2012                          Lucia and Sabin.  “Rethinking Xenakis and the Role of Information in the Immediate Production of Architectural Affects” proceedings of the MIA-AIM (Music in Architecture-Architecture in Music) Symposium, in CENTER, University of Austin, Texas.

2011                          Lucia, Sabin and Jones, “Memory, Difference, and Information: Generative Architectures Latent to Material & Perceptual Plasticity” in the 15th Annual Conference on Information Visualization, London, U.K., July 2011.

2009                          Savig, Lucia, Tamby, Sabin and Jones “Architecture + Cell Biology: Computational Images of Dynamic Cell Systems” in the Mellon Graduate Student Conference, Objects of Knowledge, Objects of Exchange, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, April 3-4 2009.

2008                          Klinger, Lucia, Sweeney, Sabin and Jones “Cellular Potts Modeling of Matrix-Dependent Endothelial Cell Networking” in Biophysical Society 53rd Annual Meeting Abstract : Bacteria & Motile Cells: Mechanics, Motility, & Signal Transduction.

2008                          Klinger, Lucia, Sweeney, Sabin & Jones “Mathematical Modeling of Matrix-Dependent Endothelial Cell Networking in 4-D,” in American Society For Cell Biology Annual Meeting Abstract: Bioinformatics/Biological Computing.

2008                          Sabin, J., Jones, P., w/ Murata, McInerny, Wang and Taraseviciute “Nonlinear Systems Biology & Design” in Advances in Architectural Geometry, Poster Session on Architectural Geometry, Vienna, Austria, October 2008.

2008                          Sabin, J. & Jones, P. “Nonlinear Systems Biology and Design: Surface Design” in Acadia 2008: Silicon + Skin, Biological Processes and Computation, ed. Kudless, A., Oct. 16-19, pp. 54-65, 2008.

2007                          Sabin, J. & Jones, P. “Nonlinear Biosynthesis, Visionary Shell and Spatial Structures” in IASS Shell and Spatial Structures: Structural Architecture – Towards the future, looking to the Past. Venice, Italy. Dec. 3-6 2007.

2007                          Sabin, J. “Body Blanket” in 306090 Books, Volume 11 on MODELS, ed. Abruzzo, Ellingsen & Solomon, p. 72-80Spring 07.


Articles, Essays and Reviews by others

2013                          Limerick, Rebecca, “The Gallery”, review of myThread Pavilion in the Transcendence Issue, NO15 Magazine, Vol. V, Feb. 2013,

2012                          Rabagliati & de Kestelier, “Working Prototypes. Design, Fabricate and Test! Smart Geometry 2010”, in Fabvolution Developments in Digital Fabrication; featuring Nonlinear Systems Biology and Design, pages 155-175; Ajuntament de Barcelona. Institut de Cultura – Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, 2012.

2012                          Singhai, Sumit, “Branching Morphogenesis by Labstudio”, AECCafe,

2011                          Picon, Antoine, “Architecture and Mathematics: Between Hubris and Restraint”, in Architectural Design (AD), Special issue on Mathematics of Space, Volume 81, Issue 4, pages 28–35, July/August 2011.

March –  2011             Wallaert, Josh, “Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water”, Places: The Design Observer Group, March 31, 2011;

Sep – 2010                 Happich, Julien, “New Research on building bio-inspired ‘skins’ that adapt to heat/light”, EE Times Europe, Technology News, September 22, 2010.

Sep – 2010                 Reese, Jordan, “Researchers tap into cell power to create building ‘skins’ that adapt to heat/light of environment”, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Industry Updates, September 21, 2010.

Nov – 2009                 Peters, Terri, “Jenny Sabin Draws Connections Among Computer Science, Architecture and Cellular Biology”, Mark Magazine, “Portrait Section”, #23 Nov/Dec 2009, pp. 200-205.

Oct – 2009                  Wong, Kenneth, “Reconstructing Nature”, Computer Graphics World, Volume 32: Issue 10 (Oct. 2009).

Oct – 2009                  Stocking, Angus W. “Generative Design is Changing the Face of Architecture”, Cadalyst, Building Design, October 15, 2009.

Oct – 2009                  Saffron, Inga, “Changing Skyline: Phila. Architects offer some homegrown ideas”, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Published on-line Oct 9, 2009.

Sept – 2009                Leopoldseder, Hannes & Stocker, Gerfried eds. Ars Electronica Center, Edition Lammerhuber, Baden, Austria, Branching Morphogenesis featured on p. 26. September 2009.

June – 2009                Day, Martyn. “Smart Geometry 09”, AEC Design, Management & Collaboration in the Built Environment, published on-line June 2009.

May – 2009                 Nikolovska, Lira. “The Design + Computation Gallery at Siggraph 2008”, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, 01 March 2009. Taylor & Francis, pp. 41-55.

April – 2009                 A+U, Feature: Green Architecture, April 2009 Issue, No. 461, Branching Morphogenesis featured in “Currents” section, p. 8.

Jan – 2009                  Abbott A. “Science arts centre opens in a blaze of colour: Gallery launches Linz as European City of  Culture” (featuring work by Sabin in collaboration with LabStudio). Nature. Published online Jan 5 2009.

Jan – 2009                  Malmborg, Lone. Ed. “Siggraph 2008 Design and Computation Gallery Report”, Digital Creativity, Vol. 19, #4, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 256-264, London, UK, 2009.

Jan – 2009                  Popp T. “An Architect Walks into the Lab”, The Pennsylvania Gazette; Jan/Feb issue. pp 30-39, 2009.

2008                           Siggraph 2008 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog: Art & Design Galleries, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., NY, NY, USA.

2007                           Architectural Record, “Spatial Mutations,” excerpts on H_edge, p. 102 – 106, Sept 2007.

2007                           l’architecture d’aujourd’hui, “Tresser, Tisser, Entrelacer,” p. 56 – 57, excerpts on H_edge, No. 369, April 2007.

2007                          Ellingsen, E. “On the cutting H_edge” in A+U, exhibition review, January 2007.

2006                          A+U, Cecil Balmond, November 2006 Special Issue (excerpts on H_edge and teaching at PennDesign)

2006                          Artists Space, “Arup Advanced Geometry Unit:  H_edge 09.14-10.28.2006,” published on the occasion of the exhibition

2005                          Hill, J. “Solving Penn’s two-wheel parking problem” in Penn Current, November 17, 2005.

2000                          LandKammer, M. “Sabin at Madrona Automatic” in Red Headed Step Child, feb/mar 2000 –Vol. 2 issue 3, March 2000.



2012                          Sabin, J. “Sustainable Thinking”, a review of the first installment of the Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustaining Sustainability: Alternative Approaches in Urban Ecology and Architecture, Dept of Architecture, Cornell University, The Architectural Review Issue # 1381, March 2012, p. 88-89.

2012                          (forthcoming) Sabin, J. “Material Analogs and the Impurity of Form” in The Cornell Journal of Architecture 9: Mathematics, Actar, 2012.

2010                          Sabin, J. “Digital Ceramics: Crafts-based Media for Novel Material Expression & Information Mediation at the Architectural Scale” in ACADIA 2010:  Life in:Formation, eds. Lorenzo-Eiroa, Sprecher, Yeshayahu, Oct. 21-24, pp.  2010.

2009                          Sabin, J. “Code, Context and Perception: Matrix Architecture and the Architect Weaver” in ACADIA 09 reForm(), pp.52-58, 2009.

Feb – 2010                Branching Morphogenesis, a Sabin+Jones LabStudio project, wins AAAS/NSF International Visualization Challenge. Featured on the cover of Science. “The AAAS/NSF International Visualization Challenge recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of visual media to promote understanding of research results and scientific phenomena. The judges’ criteria for evaluating the entries included visual impact, innovation and accuracy.”

Feb – 2010               Ground Substance, a Sabin+Jones LabStudio installation (designed by Sabin and Lucia with Jones and Fierro) featured on the cover of the American Journal of Pathology, February 2010.

2009                          Sabin, J. & Jones, P. “Sabin+Jones LabStudio: Nonlinear Systems Biology and Design” in the 5th Edition of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Report on University Research, 2009/2010.

2008                          (forthcoming) Sabin, J. “Code and Context” in Aesthesia: the UN Ocular Effect, sensorial experiences, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL, USA.

2008                          Sabin, J. “Spatial properties of #9” in Element by Cecil Balmond, Prestel, London, pp. 194-207, 2008.

2008                          Balmond, C. & Sabin, J. “Abstract Branching Model” in Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition catalogue, curated by Paola Antonelli, MOMA, p. 80, MOMA, NY, NY, 2008.

2007                          Sabin, J. & Fukunishi, K. “Can Architecture Heal?” in 10 + 1, Algorithmic Thinking and Architecture, p. 109 – 117, 177-180, No. 48, 2007.

2007                          Sabin, J. “ Spatial properties of #9” in The Frontiers of Architecture I: Cecil Balmond, published on he occasion of the exhibition, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, pp. 83, 87, Denmark, 2007.