Profile

Computational designer, based in London.

Holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture, both from the University of Bath. Master’s thesis analysed the architectural implications of digital modelling and computer-aided manufacturing techniques.

Previously worked for Thomas Heatherwick Studio, RoboFold, Atmos, and other companies with a focus on complex geometry and computationally-controlled design, optimisation & fabrication processes. Particular experience in parametric design & scripting (C#, GH, Python), freeform surface modelling, robotic fabrication and form-finding through physics simulation.

Has run workshops and given lectures at academic institutions such as The University of Westminster, The Royal College of Art, The Bartlett and The University of Bath.

Currently an Associate at the London engineering firm AKT II – working within their Parametric Applied Research Team (P.art).

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Academia

2017Tutor for MArch 'Digital Design' course 2017-18 - Westminster University
London, UK
Lecture on Form Finding and Structural Analysis - Royal College of Art
London, UK
Technical Studies course led by Manja van de Worp.
2016Tutor for MArch 'DigiRep' (Digital Representation) course 2016-17 - Westminster University
London, UK
Visiting Tutor for 4-day ‘Intelligent Fabrication’ Workshop - ENSA-V
National School of Architecture, Versailles, France
Workshop kindly arranged by Klaas de Rycke, and tutored by Mathias Gmachl (Loop.ph), Moritz Heimrath and Adam Orlinski (both from Bollinger-Grohmann engineers and Karamba), Kristjan Plagborg Nielsen, and myself.
Visiting Tutor for 2 day Mapping & Computational Design Workshop - The Bartlett
London, UK
Unit led by Roberto Botazzi and Kostas Grigoriadis.
2015Visiting Tutor for MArch Architecture workshop - Westminster University
London, UK
Unit led by Roberto Botazzi and Lindsay Bremner (GeoArchitecture).
2013Visiting Tutor for ‘Robotic Fabrication’ workshop - Przemiany Festival 2013
Warsaw, Poland
Tutoring alongside Greg Epps (RoboFold). Workshop organised by SuperSuper and Bridge.
Informal lecture on ‘Parametric Design Processes & Projects’ - RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
Lecture to Landscape Architecture students. Unit led by Sam Johnston (SEM Design).
Visiting Tutor for workshops with MArch Architecture & Interiors units - Royal College of Art
London, UK
2012Visiting Tutor for Workshops with ADS1 unit - Royal College of Art
London, UK
Unit led by Alex Haw (Atmos) and Roberto Botazzi.
2011Tutor at ‘Shape To Fabrication 2011’ workshop
UK
With Greg Epps (RoboFold).
2009MArch lecture on Acoustic Analysis through Digital Modelling - The University of Bath
UK
2007MArch lecture on ‘Digital manufacturing and modelling’ techniques - The University of Bath
UK

Publications

2017Co-Author of paper “The 2016 Serpentine Pavilion: A Case Study in Large-Scale GFRP Structural Design and Assembly”.
Published in “Fabricate: Rethinking Design & Construction” (2017 – UCL Press) and presented at “Fabricate 2017” Conference.
Paper was co-written with James Kingman and Ricardo Baptista, and presented by James and P.art colleague Edoardo Tibuzzi.

2014Paper on “The Mobile Orchard: Growing Ergonomic, Edible, Aerial Datascapes"
Published in "Fabricate: Negotiating Design and Making" and presented at "Fabricate 2014" conference.
I was Project Leader on this project, and contributed text to this paper by Alex Haw (Atmos). The project was presented by Alex.
2007"Scratching the Surface"
Extracts from MArch thesis, published in this Springer Press publication.

Workshops

2015Attendee at ‘Design Modelling Symposium’ 2015 Conference & Workshop
Copenhagen, Denmark.
Event run by Mathias Gmachl (Loop.ph), Daniel Piker (Kangaroo), John Harding, Will Pearson and Kristjan Plagborg Nielsen.
2014Attendee at ‘Advances in Architectural Geometry’ 2014 Conference & Workshop
London, UK
Organised by Raul Kalvo (CityForm Lab).
2013Attendee at 2 week ‘Force-Based Design’ Workshop
Bauhaus Summerschool, Weimar, Germany
Course led by Prof. Dr. Alexander Stahr (HTWK Leipzig) and Dipl.-Ing. Christian Heidenreich (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar).
2012Attendee at ‘Panelling and Geometric Optimization of Freeform Envelopes’ Workshop
London, UK
Workshop run by Florin Isvoranu (Evolute).
2011Attendee at ‘Generative Design for Robotic Manufacture’ Workshop
London, UK
Workshop run by Gregory Epps (RoboFold) and Daniel Piker (Kangaroo).

Further Information

Additional videos of projects and experiments are available via Vimeo, or use the links below.

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