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Pierandrea Angius is an architect currently working for Zaha Hadid Architects, specialising in computational and generative tools applied to building envelope design. He holds a degree in Architecture, a PhD in Building Technology from the Politecnico of Milan and a MArch in Architecture and Urbanism from AA. Since 2003 he collaborated with several offices in Italy and UK and since 2009 he has been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania Visiting Design Studio.

Doreen Bernath .

Mollie Claypool gained her B.Arch with Honours from Pratt Institute and her Masters with Distinction from the AA. She is currently a Course Lecturer (History and Theory Studies) and Tutor (Design Research Laboratory) at the AA and has taught there since 2009 as well as Unit Master of MArch Unit 19 at the Bartlett with Philippe Morel and Kasper Ax. Past teaching also including the University of Reading and Brighton. She has worked as a project editor for Phaidon, AA Publications and the RCA.

Ryan Dillon received a B.Arch from Syracuse University School of Architecture and has practiced at Safdie Architects on projects such as the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and Khalsa Heritage Cultural Centre in Punjab, India. Returning to education, he completed his MA (Dist) in Histories and Theories at the AA where he is now Intermediate 5 Unit Master, history and theory course lecturer and sometimes editor for various AA Publications. He is also a designer at EGG Office based in LA. His current research focuses on constraints within a variety of art, literary and architectural design processes.

Apostolos Despotidis is an architect and educator. He holds an M.Arch degree from the DRL in the Architectural Association and an Architect/Engineer degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2012, he is working as an architect in Minimaforms London Ltd. where he is involved in projects of various scales from urban planning to installation design. In parallel he is a technical course tutor in DRL in the Architectural Association and running various workshops in the UK ( AADRL, AA Unit 3, RCA) and France (ESA). He has also lectured and been invited as a juror at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett. He is a registered architect in Greece since 2010.

Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu is a London based space and motion designer. Blurring the border between motion and architecture, with a permanent interest in technology, nature and tomorrow, his work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan and Europe. Oliviu splits his time between running ‘CtrlArchDel’ Studio and teaching and holding workshops on the topic of: time-based media, digital cultures and animative processes in architecture. Places thought at include: AA School of Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture; Bartlett School of Architecture and University of Nottingham.
He founded the Architectural Association’s Motion studio.

Mostafa El-Sayed is currently working as a member of the Computation and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects, London & as a course tutor in the Design Research Lab (DRL) at the Architectural Association. He is a graduate of the AA and the American University of Sharjah. He has taught and presented work at various events, workshops & institutions both in London and internationally.

Tyson Hosmer  holds a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the AADRL and a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech. He has over 10 years of experience as a designer, software developer and researcher previously working in several architecture offices including Axi:Ome, Asymptote Architecture, Kokkugia, and Cecil Balmond Studio where he was the research director for several years.  He has been a studio assistant and course tutor in DRL since 2011 and works with the Computational and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects.  Tyson`s research and own practice focus on nonlinear organizational systems and specifically the application of artificial intelligence in the architectural design process.