Tommaso Franzolini (AA Dipl – RIBA) studied architecture in Rome and London where he received his Diploma at the Architectural Association in July 2007. Previously he worked at Foreign Office Architects in London, most notably as the project architect for the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station and the adjacent John Lewis store. For FOA Tommaso also worked on all RIBA stages for a wide range of UK based commissions and numerous international competitions. In 2011, Tommaso has founded Factory Futures: a Visiting School programme at the Architectural Association in partnership with the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and Gehry Technologies Europe. Through both practice and research, Tommaso is now exploring the European industrial heritage as a cultural matrix for the development of a new European productive landscape, including the development of a new industrial aesthetic through computational design and manufacturing techniques.
Iain L MacDonald
Iain Macdonald is an architect and Head of Architecture at NTU. Previously a director of FTSE listed Aukett and YRM he has over 28 years of experience working at varying scales of development for international clients. Masterplanning assignments have included Delhi Aerotropolis, Syngenta Global HQ Basel, Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C EPR Nuclear Power Stations and the Royal Victoria Docks, London. Architectural assignments have included Oracle’s European Headquarter in Paris, P&G’s research complexes in Frankfurt and Geneva, Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands, Next-Gen Banksfor NCB, Level (3)’s Communications Pan- European Internet Network, significant industrial structures such as the OSC, STC and Turbine Hall for Sizewell C nuclear complex. A graduate of the Mackintosh School, University of Glasgow and Domus Academy Milan, Iain is registered in Austria, Switzerland and the UK. Having been a Visiting Scholar at the Bartlett, he has lectured internationally at WAPIC, UCity Korea, MIPIM, RIBA, Harvard, MIT, UCL, ETH Zurich, and his work has been published and exhibited in Europe and Asia. His work increasingly focuses on the transformative impact of technology on buildings and lifestyles.
Lea Sattler is a french-educated architect. She’s been working at GT Europe since 2009 on large-scale projects such as the Louis Vuitton Foundation and Luma Foundation by Frank Gehry. She also worked on the side in research-studios in Paris and New York, on small-scale projects as housing and interior design. She’s been teaching about computational design for master students in Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais since 2010, in the Digital Knowledge Department.
Fabrizio Ballabio graduated at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (AAM) and received his Masters with Distinction at the Architectural Association in London (AA) where he currently teaches both in the First Year Studio and in History and Theory Studies. He joined Factory Futures in 2012 and alongside his academic activities, continues to collaborate with practices both in UK and abroad.
Ivica studied architecture in Zagreb and Milan where he has continued to practice his architectural profession till now. Assistant professor in Architecture and Landscape Design at Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Architecture and Society; Visiting professor at Faculty of Architecture of University of Zagreb(PhD program); Lecturer and long-term teaching and research collaboration with Domus Academy (Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design); Research collaboration with Institute for History and theory of architecture at ETH - Zurich; Ivica has received his PhD on International European doctoral study in Architecture and Urbanism (Venice – Barcelona – Lisbon) His interest of research is mutual relation between architecture and Ideology in Eastern Europe with particular focus on Post-communist Urban condition and its sustainable rehabilitation / requalification.
Edmondo Occhipinti is founder and Director at 3-im, a leading consulting company specialized in Building Information Modeling and Integrated 3D Project Delivery. At 3-im he leads business development activities and special consultancies for visionary clients and highly challenging projects, most recently the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, with Ateliers Jean Nouvel and the New Ecole Centrale of Paris with OMA. Previous to 3-im he was Director of Europe and South America at Gehry Technologies, the premiere BIM consulting company. At GT he was responsible for a wide range of international and high-end design projects at all stages of development, most recently the Foundation Louis Vuitton and the LUMA foundation in France by Gehry Partners, YAS island in Adu Dhabi by Asymptote, the Signal Tower by Libeskind, the Kapsarc project by Zaha Hadid Architects and the Phare Tower in Paris by Morphosis architects.
Pierre Cutellic teaches and lectures on digital technologies and practices since 2006 at E.N.S.A Paris-Malaquais. From 2007 to 2012, he has been practicing in several architectural firms in the research and development of generic and automated systems from conception to construction design and management. He joined Gehry Technologies Europe in 2008 on various and complex projects across Europe and the UAE. In 2012, Pierre founded The Computational Monkeys, an architecture and design firm, through which he now pursues his work and research.
Maria Sheherazade Giudici
Maria Sheherazade Giudici is an architect and writer whose research focuses on the construction of modern subjectivity through the design of public space. A diploma tutor and first year studio master at the Architectural Association, in the past Maria has worked on large-scale urban projects with offices Dogma, Donis, and BAU Bucharest.