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Aron Fidjeland

Affiliation: CITA

CITA, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture


+45 30 23 55 34

Aron is a student at Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, department 2. He has just ended an internship at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen Denmark.

anders holden deleuran

Affiliation: Aedas R&D

M.Sc.Eng/Cand.Polyt.Architecture & Design
Computational Design Researcher | Aedas R&D


Anders holds a M.Sc. Eng. in Architecture & Design from Aalborg University, specializing in Digital Design within a broad scale of projects including architectural, industrial and graphic design. He furthermore completed a one year course in Advanced Visualisation at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden in 2007.

During his studies and following graduation he worked as a freelance designer and visualizer for several architects and designers in Denmark. In 2009 he joined the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen as a research assistant and designer. Here he worked on several projects including international collaborations with Mark Burry (SIAL, RMIT) and Philip Beesley Architects (Waterloo).

In July 2011 he joined the international design practice Aedas to work as a Computational Design Researcher within the R&D Team. Here he is currently undertaking research into the computational metrics of spatial occupancy, description and simulation. Anders also holds extensive tutoring experience through his work at CITA and as an external lecturer at Aalborg University, KTH Stockholm and TU Delft.

Anke Pasold


affiliation: AREA

Anke Pasold, Dipl.-Des. in architecture and interdisciplinary design from CoFA/UNSW in Sydney, the Acadamy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and the School of Media and Design (ZKM) Karlsruhe and M.Arch. in ‘Genetic Architectures’ from the EsArq, UIC, Barcelona, is currently lecturer and tutor at IHK and KEA in Copenhagen with a focus on the implementation of digital design.

Anke is the co-founder of the research based architectural practice AREA, which explores material properties, design methods, generative systems, and techniques with performative environmental architectures as results.

Her design research and projects have been published internationally in Scandinavia, Europe and the US.

Annica Ekdahl

Affiliation: CITA

CITA, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture


Annica is a student at Aarhus Architecture school, at the moment doing an internship at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen Denmark.

Antoine Picon

Antoine Picon affiliation: Graduate School of Design Harvard University


Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Co-Director of Doctoral Programs (PhD & DDes) at the GSD. He teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture and technology. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon works on the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present. His French Architects and Engineers in the Age of Enlightenment (1988; English translation, 1992) is a synthetic study of the disciplinary “deep structures” of architecture, garden design, and engineering in the eighteenth century, and their transformations as new issues of territorial management and infrastructure-systems planning were confronted. Whereas Claude Perrault (1613-1688) ou la Curiosité d’un classique (1988) traces the origin of these changes at the end of the seventeenth century, L’Invention de l’Ingénieur Moderne, L’Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées 1747-1851 (1992) envisages their full development from the mid-eighteenth century to the 1850s. Picon has also worked on the relations between society, technology and utopia. This is in particular the theme of Les Saint-Simoniens: Raison, Imaginaire, et Utopie (2002), a detailed study of the Saint-Simonian movement that played a seminal role in the emergence of industrial modernity. Picon’s most recent book, Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Profession (2010) offers a comprehensive overview and discussion of the changes brought by the computer to the theory and practice of architecture.

Picon has received a number of awards for his writings, including the Médaille de la Ville de Paris and twice the Prix du Livre d’Architecture de la Ville de Briey, a well as the Georges Sarton Medal of the University of Gand. In 2010, he was elected a member of the French Académie des Technologies.

Picon received engineering degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, an architecture degree from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Villemin, and a doctorate in history from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

asbjørn sondergaard

Asbjørn Søndergaard is an architect working in the field of digital fabrication in its relation to architectural design. He is educated from Aarhus School of Architecture, and founder of Design|Compute, a design firm framing architectural design experimentation in the field of structural optimization and computationel tools. His research based work focuses on morphogenetic processes and the development of novel structural logics in relation to numerical fabrication techniques. In collaboration with civil engineer Per Dombernowsky, he has been responsible for the elaboration of structural optimization case studies and design of a full scale prototype structure within the collaborate research project Unikabeton.



phone: +45 60601916

Åsmund Gamlesaeter

affiliation: Aedas research
Senior Designer, Computational Design Research

Åsmund has been working as Computational Design Researcher at Aedas since May 2007. In this time he has been investigating new forms of furniture design, architecture and urban planning through code. This has resulted in a set of tools and sketches implemented in design projects both inside and outside Aedas.

Åsmund graduated with an MArch from NTNU, Norway in 2006. After completing his studies he started working with Pablo Miranda Carranza on spoorg, a project by the architecture group servo, for which they were responsible of the interaction design. In 2006-2007 he worked as an Assistant Designer at Stockholm office of Kram/Weisshaar.

From 2006-2009 he has been part of the visiting faculty at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design. There he has held a series of Open Studios, as well as advising Master students at the Experience Design program at the same school. He has also held graduate level seminars at the architecture schools of NTNU and University of East London.

Aurélie Mossé


affiliation:     CITA Centre for IT and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fines Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen/ TFRC, Textile Futures Research Centre, University of the Arts, London

Aurélie is a textile designer and researcher working with responsive materials and digital technologies. She is currently about to complete a PhD in Tectonic Textiles at  CITA,  in collaboration with TFRC under the supervision of Carole Collet and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen. Sitting at the intersection of textile design, architecture and smart technologies, her research is practice-based and design-led. It investigates how the design of self-actuated textiles can contribute to a domestic culture in which technology cultivates a relationship of interconnectivity with nature, with a specific focus on the design of three-dimensional dynamic textiles based on electro-active and light-responsive polymers. This interdisciplinary investigation has resulted in various collaborations with architects and material scientists in the field of electro-active and light responsive polymers as well as with the Philip Design Probes team, Eindhoven, Netherlands. She holds a MA in Design for Textile Futures from Central St Martins, London. She is also a founding member of the London-based textile design lab Puff &Flock.


Azam Khan

affiliation: Autodesk Research (Toronto, Canada)


Azam Khan is the Head of the Environment & Ergonomics Research Group at Autodesk Research. Starting in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, Azam focused on advanced 3D camera navigation interaction techniques, large displays, and pen-based interaction and has been chair of alt.chi.

More recently, Azam has been exploring modeling and simulation including physics-based generative design, air flow and occupant flow in an architectural context, and simulation visualization and validation based on sensor-networks. In 2009, Azam founded and chaired SimAUD, the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design to foster cross-pollination between the simulation research and the architecture research communities.

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Brady Peters

Affiliation: CITA

BSc. MArch.
CITA, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture


Brady Peters is a PhD Fellow at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen Denmark.   His PhD project, “Complex Surfaces: Sound and Space defining Surfaces for Architecture,” studies the interfaces between architecture and acoustic science and engineering.  Prior to moving to Copenhagen, he was an Associate Partner at Foster + Partners in London. As a key member of the Specialist Modelling Group, the office’s internal research and development consultancy, he worked on many projects involving complex geometry and helped establish the office’s rapid prototyping capabilities. He specializes in digital design: parametric modelling and computational techniques, performance-driven design, and the communication and construction of complex geometry. He has taught architectural design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, the University of Ghent, the University of Nottingham, and has been a tutor for all SmartGeometry conferences from 2005-2011.

Christian Derix

affiliation: Aedas research
Director of Computational Design Research

Derix founded the Research & Development group at Aedas architects in 2004. He leads the Computational Design Research group [CDR] that develops computational design applications for generative and analytical design processes in architecture with an emphasis on properties of space and human occupation. Recently, the work of CDR has been shortlisted for various design prices and research awards like the Compasso d’Oro in Italy and won the commendation of the President’s Medal for Practice Research of the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA].
Derix finished his architectural studies with an MSc in Computing & Design and has been teaching and researching the subject at the University of East London, University College London, Politecnico di Milano and Technical University Vienna. After graduating in 2001, he became joint-director with Paul Coates of the Centre for Evolutionary Computing in Architecture [CECA] at University of East London.
He is currently doing a PhD on the subject of Computational Design at TU Vienna.