I am trained as an architect and am a CAD modelling specialist, focusing on design computation in professional practice and as an academic researcher. Bespoke Geometry is both my professional consultancy and a platform for disseminating my research and development work. I am passionate about the application of advanced modes of design representation as afforded by design computation, and operate my practice and research from the belief that there is great value in the deployment of 3D digital modelling strategies throughout the many phases of construction projects, from conceptual design through occupation, especially for the development of adaptive design strategies, advanced geometries and complex material assemblies.
In professional practice, I have worked with a diverse group of architects, engineers and designers in the realization of complex construction projects at a range of different scales and at different stages in project development. Among others, I have worked as a Associate at Method Design, collaborated extensively with Krydsrum Arkitekter, and operated in the drawing studio for the Scenic Workshops of the Royal Danish Theater. My primary role for each of these offices has been as a lead developer of integrated and sophisticated modelling systems for specific design and construction projects.
I am currently the Director of Applied Research at Proving Ground, a technology services consultancy for the AEC industry founded by Nathan Miller, and based in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to this, I was recently engaged as a full-time PhD researcher at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK). Research there is heavily practice-based, and ideas are positioned within the theoretical framework of design computation through experimental processes, which include digital probes, prototyping, and the fabrication of architectural installations. My own research project exists in the scope of a larger initiative at CITA titled “Complex Modelling in Architectural Design”. I am focused in particular on the role that feature domains – or collections of parameters – play in the development of computational models, and examining how these can be understood as dynamic instruments in the creation and deployment of adaptive design and detailing systems. Of particular interest are modes of computation that enable the transformation of feature domains, which include time-based simulation systems, growth-based or generative algorithms, evolutionary solvers, and machine learning.
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