Session Chair: Axel Kilian

Session Chair: Axel Kilian

Axel Kilian is Assistant Professor for Computational Design at Princeton University since 2009. He previously taught Computational Design and Studios in Architectural Engineering at Delft University of Technology and workshops and studio in the Department of Architecture at MIT. From 2003 until 2010 he was a tutor at the Smartgeometry events. Beyond that he taught many programming and parametric design workshops in Europe and the US. In 2008 he co-chaired the inaugural “Advances in Architectural Geometry AAG08” conference in Vienna together with H. Pottmann and M. Hofer. Through designexplorer.net he consulted for Bentley Systems, designtoproduction, Hamilton Architects, worked for Metadesign, and collaborated with the Kinetic Design Group at MIT and the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. Mr. Kilian has lectured widely on his Ph.D. research on the role of computational design in design exploration and published extensively on the topic in technical journals. His publications include Architectural Geometry (Exton, PA: Bentley Institute Press, 2007), a textbook developed with Prof. Dr. H. Pottmann, Chair of Geometric Modeling and Industrial Geometry at TU Vienna, A. Asperl and M. Hofer; as well as numerous articles in lASS Journal, 306090, Caadria, and IJAC. His work has been exhibited in Architecture “Beyond Forms -the Computational Turn” at the Maison de l’Architecture et de la Ville in Marseille; and in “Scripted by Purpose” at FUEL Collection, Philadelphia.