Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California, and features a gallery of its customers' work in its San Francisco building. The company has offices world wide, with U.S. locations in Northern California, Oregon, and in New England in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
The company was founded in 1982 by John Walker, a coauthor of the first versions of AutoCAD, the company's flagship computer-aided design (CAD) software. Its AutoCAD and Revit software is primarily used by architects, engineers, and structural designers to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures. Autodesk software has been used in many fields, from the New York Freedom Tower to Tesla electric cars.
Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD but now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering, and entertainment as well as a line of software for consumers, including Sketchbook, Homestyler, and Pixlr. The company makes educational versions of its software available free to qualified students and faculty through the Autodesk Education Community. Autodesk's digital prototyping software, including Autodesk Inventor and the Autodesk Product Design Suite, are used in the manufacturing industry to visualize, simulate, and analyze real-world performance using a digital model during the design process. The company's Revit line of software for Building Information Modeling is designed to let users explore the planning, construction, and management of a building virtually before it's built.
ThermoAnalytics, Inc. has established itself as a leading infrared modeling and software development company. The staff has considerable experience and credentials in infrared technology and thermal engineering as well as related military and commercial systems. They are supported by engineers that excel in the physical and computer science disciplines.
ThermoAnalytics is located in scenic upper Michigan.
ThermoAnalytics is located in scenic upper Michigan.
ThermoAnalytics provides software and services to both commercial customers and the government and its contractors. We have pioneered technology transfer programs that have produced very popular thermal analysis tools. These products, used in the military as infrared signature models, became "spin-offs" to state-of-the-art engineering thermal design and analysis programs for the automotive, aerospace, electronics and other industries. Our products are now completing the technology transfer through "spin-ons" back to government programs.
Heat Transfer Analysis
B.Arch - Oxford Brookes
M.Arch - Brighton University
Eleanor Tallowin is an architectural designer. She received her RIBA Part 1 at Oxford Brookes University in 2009. She continued her studies at the University of Brighton where her final year masters project was nominated for the President's Medal Silver award. She is currently involved with the third Polyark - Polyport, participating in a five day workshop at University of Belgrade. She presented a group piece entitled ‘A Haiku City’ and her Masters project, Weaving a new Journey: The Transparent Prison at the RIBA in June 2013 and at the Roma Tre University in Rome for the ‘Super Mega Crit’ in October 2013. She is co-authoring an article on the third Polyark _ Polyport for the RIBA Journal, which is to be published in 2014.
Eleanor is interested by urban and social systems. This interest has taken her to many different countries around the world and has been the platform for most of her research. She has worked for architects and a building consultancy both in the UK and in Peru. In 2010 she worked for a renowned architectural practice in Lima, Reynaldo Ledgard Arquitecto. Whilst working in Lima she gained insight into the social structuring of the city and accompanied a professional photographer to some of the most impoverished areas of Lima to help carry out interviews and document the conditions of some of the historic buildings being inhabited.
She joined StudioINTEGRATE in July 2013 as a technical writer.
B.Sc - Business Management
Gennifer Morris received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Business Management, from Queen Mary University of London in 2014. During her studies she was keen in critically analysing various business agendas, including organisational change and development, organisation theory and business approaches to social media. In 2013, she was a marketing and recruitment project leader for the charity Headway East London, where she was a passionate organiser of several charity funding and recruitment events. During her time there, she successfully developed new avenues to recruit long term volunteers, whilst also developing digital marketing material for the charity.
At university, she was chosen by the Business School of Management department to be a part of the first PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) Scheme within the school, assisting in the development and growth of the programme. Trained by Widening Participation, she also actively participated in the scheme, effectively mentoring students throughout their first year transition into university.
Gennifer has a keen interest in business management, particularly in business development and organisational behaviour.
Her degree and work experience have enabled her to have a broad, yet in depth understanding of business management which she aims to develop further throughout her career and employment at studioINTEGRATE. She joined stuioINTEGRATE in 2013.
SEA is an international and interdisciplinary expertise network that pursues systematic, integrative and interdisciplinary inquiry into the natural, human-influenced and built environment with the aim to develop alternative approaches to design and sustainability.
SEA's interdisciplinary scope includes architecture, urban design, design, anthropology, environmental engineering, climatology and microclimatology, biology, ecology and urban ecology. SEA seeks to collaborate with other associations, research organizations, and educational institutions that pursue the study and analysis of the natural, human-influenced and built environment. Analysis will focus on the impact on the natural environment, culture and social conditions and arrangements. Strategic alliances with other institutions are therefore of key interest for the development of SEA and its research undertakings.
Sustainable Environment Association
B.A History of Art
M.A Scenography - Current
Isabel Formica Jakob is a training scenographer: she is currently completing her Masters degree in Scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In 2013, she graduated with a BA Hons. in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. In parallel to her studies, she has worked for several reputed theatre companies such as Shunt, Punchdrunk or Yellow Theatre, assisting in design, costume, stage management, set dressing and tech. She has curatorial and museographical experience – her design for the exhibition Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture was the first exhibition shown in the SANAA Rolex Centre of the EPFL Lausanne. Working as a freelance journalist since 2010, she is also the digital editor-in-chief of 160g Magazine, an online platform for fashion and culture, as well as having collaborated with Geneva's Haute Ecole d'Art et Design, judging their prestigious fashion show in 2013.
Her research interests revolve around spatial design, theatre, architectural history, urbanism and dress, though she is keen on a multi-disciplinary, philosophical and iconographical approach that bridges these disciplines. Literature, film and aesthetics in general are fundamental to her practice. At the moment, she is focusing on the problematic relationship between space and psychiatry, leading to a future PhD proposal.
Isabel Formica Jakob
B.Arch – NITC
Omar is an architectural designer currently working at Studio Integrate in London. Prior to working in Studio Integrate, he had worked for several notable architectural practices in India. He received his B.Arch degree from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut in India (2013, First Class Honours), during which he examined the possibility of formulating a generative approach, based on the optimization of the building form in relation to both solar radiation and wind load. He has a keen interest in using sophisticated design and analysis tools to understand a building's relationship to its surrounding environment. He is likewise interested in the application of generative design and digital fabrication in Architecture.
Ivana Wingham is Head of Architecture at Brighton University and an academic and architectural practitioner who is working and writing about interdisciplinary, practice-led design research. She studied Architecture at various schools and obtained B.Sc. from University of Belgrade Graduate Diploma and M.Phil. from Architectural Association, London and Ph.D. from The Bartlett School of Architecture, London. Her recent research projects focus on representation, architectural acts and affects, the material and immaterial of architecture and forms of architectural production.
Recently published work includes Material Immateriality: Moholy Nagy’s Search for Space in Camera Constructs: Photography, Architecture and the Modern City by Ashgate, London, 2012; Drawing Performance: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Score Sketch for a Mechanical Eccentric in Knowing (by) Designing, Sint Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels, Belgium, 2013 and Architecture’s Exodus and the Role of Dissident Practitioner, in Architecture and Culture journal, Bloomsbury publishing, London, 2013. Her book Mobility of the Line: Art Architecture Design for which she is the editor was published by Birkhäuser Zurich, 2013, brings together previous collaborations with world-known experts in the field and emerging current artistic, design and architectural experimentations on what is the interdisciplinary context of drawing and the line.
Practice-led research exhibitions include: 2009 Temporary Urban Garden, a multi-media installation project part of No Place like Home international exhibition events in London and featured in Blueprint 2010, and 2008 ‘Teasing Adonis’, a multi-media installation project at The Athens Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, Greece. Continuation of this initiative is planned for spring 2012 for the Park of Europe to be located in Nicosia, Cyprus at the time of taking the European Presidency. Previous installation and collaborative projects with fashion designer, sculptor, animation designer and postgraduate students in public spaces include: Sustainable Provocations: Urban Eco Bus System proposals for London – A Bus Stop in a Wardrobe? London 2009, A Temporary Urban Garden: Teasing Adonis, Athens 2008, Walking Feeling, Helsinki 2007, Graduation Ceremony Design Competition, UCL, London 2004, winner for the multi-media design.
She is currently working on a book Architecture of Colour in collaboration with artist Antoni Malinowski and Lineage of Architecture an installation project designed in collaboration with Mehran Gharleghi and Studio Integrate. She was awarded grants and scholarships that include Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and prestigious Wingate Scholarship.
B.Sc. - Electronics, Electrical Engineering, IUST (Iran University of Science and Technology)
M.Sc. - Industrial Marketing and e-Commerce, LTU (Lulea University of Technology)
M.Sc. Student - Advanced Construction and Building Technology - Automation, Robotics, Services, TUM (Technical University of Munich)
Ata Zahedi is an electronics engineer and researcher and marketing adviser. He received his B.Sc. of Electronic Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and his M.Sc. in Industrial Marketing and e-Commerce from Lulea university of Technology, Sweden.
Being active in marketing and business development sector, Ata has collaborated with prominent firms and companies in Iran. His main role and activities in this field included Industrial Marketing Strategist and implementation planner in IranKhodro Rail transport Industries Company IRICo, member of executive committee for ERP System in IRICo, marketing research adviser in environmental scanning and competitive intelligence for Isfahan Kima Dairy Co, Marketing Manager in Rahian Kavir Zavareh Co, Brand Manager in Sib Fars Co.
However, Ata’s main specialty, developed in the contemporary world of construction, in particular concrete. Since 2008, he started collaborating with Engineering and Technical Railway Support Cooperative Company (ETRSCo) that works in various fields of civil and maintenance, with specialization in construction as its core activity. Later on he become the manager of ETRSCo’s ready-mixed concrete factory. Ata has done extensive research concerning concrete. He was a guest researcher in Pishtaz Beton Company’s R&D research group, and as part of that, he worked in close ties with so many well-known research organizations and institutes such as; Concrete Research and Education Center, Iran (ConREC), Construction Materials Institute (CMI) at the University of Tehran, Iran, and American Concrete Institute (ACI) International Iran Chapter.
In his own quest to extend his knowledge in construction industry, Ata is now pursuing a Master’s program in advanced construction and building technology in TUM (Technical University of Munich). A unique program, which looms large, mainly because of TUM’s outstanding faculty and the program’s interdisciplinary approach to Automated Construction and Implementation of Robotics in that industry. He is now doing research in fields such as ambient assisted leaving for elderly and disabled people, Robot Oriented Design in Architecture, Prefabricated Buildings and Facility Management in Smart-Homes by using Augmented Reality.
Amir Gholami is an architectural designer, researcher and educator based in Sydney, Australia. He received his B.Arch from IUST (Iran University of Science and Technology) and gained his M.Arch in Architecture from UNSW (University of New South Wales) where he was nominated and received various awards including: the Peter Kollar Memorial Prize (2011), the Inaugural AILA/NSW International Design Competition Award (2011) and the Australian Institute of Architects Digital Innovation Award (2013).
Whilst in Australia, continuing his collaboration with various firms in the Middle East, he worked for a number of prestigious architecture practices such as Mirvac Design and PTW architects. Here, he was exposed to numerous projects ranging from hotels, residential, commercial, sports and transportation in a broad spectrum of countries including Australia, China, UAE, Kuwait, Iran, Algeria and Spain. He has also appeared on numerous jury panels at various universities and institutions across Sydney, including UNSW and UTS.
His research focuses on generating feedback, using new digital and fabrication techniques that include mechanisms to develop methods that create more dynamic forms of architecture. These are activated through interactions with their users and contexts, which can act as a negotiation between material properties and design intent. His work involves experimental prototyping and performative models, both of physical and digital design that is developed through geometrically complex architecture, exploring innovative material science and structural systems. In 2014, after years of collaboration in various projects, he co-founded studio INTEGRATE in Sydney with Mehran Gharleghi and Amin Sadeghy.
Co-Founder Sydney Office
AA Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA III
Michael Weinstock is an architect and researcher. He was born in Germany but spent his childhood in the Far East and then West Africa. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association School (AA) in London and has taught at the AA School of Architecture since 1989. He has held key positions such as the Academic Head and currently directs the Research and Development programme and the Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) programme at the Graduate School of the AA.
Over the last decade his published work has arisen from research into the dynamics, forms and energy transactions of natural systems. The research also looks at the application of mathematics and the processes of emergence in cities, groups of buildings within cities and buildings as individual elements. Whilst his principal research and teaching has been conducted at the Architectural Association, he has published and lectured widely. He has taught seminar courses, studios and workshops on the research topics previously mentioned at many other Schools of Architecture in Europe, including Brighton, Delft, Rome, Barcelona, Vienna, Stuttgart, and in the US at Yale and Rice. He has made a significant contribution to the theoretical discourses of architecture, to the pedagogies of the discipline, and to the practice side of architecture. He has been a leader in bringing awareness and understanding of natural systems and the historical and current impacts of complexity, climatic and ecological changes on human architectures, and of the natural and human dynamics that are currently driving changes in all the systems of nature and civilisation.
MSc. (The Architectural Association)
Amin Sadeghy is an architectural designer and researcher. He received his MSc. in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association (AA) in London, September 2009. He started to work at Foster and Partners in London from 2008 until 2013, and co-founded studio INTEGRATE in 2011 with Mehran Gharleghi.
His research includes studies on the performance of regional vernacular architecture. These studies focus on understanding the behaviour of local materials, building’s relationship to its surrounding environment, and use of natural elements such as wind towers and ponds to create comfortable environments in severe climatic situations.
Amin worked in Masdar Zero Carbon city in Abu Dhabi, the only sustainable zero carbon city in the world. He has also worked on the 2 million square feet Apple Campus headquarters in California, the offices are naturally ventilated and the building produces its own power through photo voltaic solar panels and bio fuels cells.
He was a jury member at the Architectural Association for the Emergent Technologies and Design program of the Masters degree, also at London Metropolitan University and East London University in 2012. He was a visiting tutor at the Technical University of Graz in 2011 and held workshops at the Architectural Association - Diploma unit: Politics of Fabrication. He also held units at Graz University in 2011. His dissertation “Adaptive pneumatics”, which he worked on collaboratively with Mehran Gharleghi was a prize winner at the 2009 London Design Festival. It also won the Fassa Bortolo International Prize for Sustainable Architecture in 2010. “Adaptive pneumatics” was presented in Smartgeometry 2009 and at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) in 2009. His Dissertation was also published in “Architect Magazine”, the magazine of the American Institute of Architecture in July 2009.
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BArch - IUST( Iran University of Science and Technology)
MArch - Emergent Technology and Design - (AA)
Mehran Gharleghi is an architectural designer and researcher and educator. He received his M.Arch in Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) from the Architectural Association (AA) in London. He has worked for distinguished architectural practices including Foster and Partners in London and Plasma studio. In 2011 he co-founded studio INTEGRATE with Amin Sadeghy.
His work employs sophisticated design and analysis tools along with rigorous physical material studies. He looks to synthesize design and performance, establishing new relationships with the built environment and ultimately leading to novel spatial experiences.
Mehran has lectured and taught internationally, he has also written extensively. He currently teaches at a number of academic institutions, such as The Architectural Association and The University of Brighton. He is a studio tutor and teaches the EmTech Masters programme at the AA and is a studio tutor at the University of Brighton.
His research focuses on the synthesis of geometric, material and fabrication logic with spatial quality, context, and culture. This has been pursued through unfolding the potentials of material systems and their fabrication logic such as inflatable structures, draping fabrics and fibre reinforced concrete. This research is being continually investigated in academia, through workshops such as Airbone in TU Graz and the Maeda Workshop at the Architectural Association, as well as through installations and within practice. Examples of award winning projects carried out in practice include the City Vision Inflatable Pavilion and the Saba Naft Complex.
In parallel to his other research, Mehran is also highly interested by and carries out research on vernacular architecture. This line of research helps him to understand underlying principles of performance driven architecture across various contexts and cultures. He has pursued this research in the publication Iran: Past, Present and Future guest-edited with Michael Hensel published by John Wiley and Sons in April 2012 and System City, Architectural Design (AD) along with Michael Weinstock.
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