Meet the speakers: Achim Menges

We’re pleased to welcome renowned architect and professor Achim Menges to the programme of events this year.

One of the most recognisable names in architecture, Menges founded the Institute for Computational Design and Construction in Stuttgart and has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design from 2009-2015.
Achim Menges is known for his efforts in developing design processes using biometric engineering, evolutionary computation, and computer-aided manufacturing.
His work has made waves in the industry, encouraging others to take full advantage of digital technologies’ and computational design’s potential.
“For many years, we have conducted research together with partners from the construction sector. Together we are able to identify and explore the potential of digital technologies and how the major impact they will have on the building industry can be utilised to its full benefit,” says Menges.

Speaking to us about some of his high-profile projects, Menges said, “We have conducted several research projects on integrative computational design and construction that have resulted in full scale demonstrator buildings. For example the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Germany and the Elytra Filament Pavilion, at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, which have been internationally recognised.”

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