On Wednesday October 12, The School of Architecture welcomes Achim Menges, the Suttgart University’s Director of the Institute for Computational Design, as he presents his lecture Material Computation.
Born in 1975, Menges attended the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London where he graduated with Honors in 2002. Still very young, Menges has already accomplished a great deal in both professional practice as well as in research, technology development and teaching.
After graduating, Menges became the AA School of Architecture’s Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program. During this time, he also taught at the HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design in Germany, among other visiting teaching positions in other parts of Europe as well as the United States, in addition, to being a partner in OCEAN NORTH, an international non-profit research organization. He has lectured across the globe and has published several books and articles presenting his impressive work on creating high performance built environments through evolutionary computation, algorithmic design, biomimetic engineering and computer aided manufacturing. Currently, Menges is Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, as well as, Visiting Professor for the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program at his alma mater the AA in London.
Menges’ lecture entitled Material Computation will be presenting his work and research in this interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to design.