Elif Erdine

Programme Head

Architect, designer, and researcher. Currently, she is acting as the Studio Master at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Programme. During 2010-2015, she conducted her PhD at the Architectural Association PhD in Design Programme, titled ‘Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems’. Since 2010 she has been directing various AA Visiting School programmes (AA Istanbul VS, AA Summer DLAB), exploring generative design techniques, integration of algorithmic design methods with large-scale digital fabrication tools. She has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects during 2006 – 2010. She received her B.Arch. degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2003 (High Honors), and M.Arch. degree from the AA Design Research Lab (AA DRL) in 2006 (Project Distinction). She has presented her research in Design Studies, eCAADe, CAAD Futures, SimAUD, and ACADIA, among others.


Giulio Gianni

Giulio is a structural engineer and computational design specialist in the Geometrics group of Price & Myers Consulting Engineers in London where he focuses on bespoke geometries such as large-scale art installations, sculptural staircases and complex roof structures and canopies. His interest lies in all digital manufacturing techniques and the new rising of a “digital craftsmanship” movement. He is currently working on several UK projects, varying in both scale and materials, for clients like Crossrail, Transport for London and Oxford University. Giulio undertook his studies at University College London (UCL) where he completed with first class honours an MEng in Civil Engineering at University College London, and at the AA where he graduated in 2014 with distinction from the Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) MSc course.


Angel Fernando Lara Moreira

Architect and researcher currently working at the Architectural Associations Digital Prototyping Laboratory. He studied architecture at UNAM(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and received his Masters in Advanced Architecture, Digital Tectonics degree from IAAC(Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya). Interested in researching the way in which machines and rapid prototyping techniques influence the way in which architecture is conceived and built. He is a registered architect in Mexico where he is a founding member of mexican firm BALA Architects.


Alvaro Lopez Rodriguez

Alvaro Lopez Rodriguez is a Spanish architect, holding an M.Arch from the European University of Madrid and a B.Pro M.Arch in Architectural Design (M.Arch AD) from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Prior to moving to London, Alvaro has worked with R&A and ALF Arquitectos in Madrid. He has a wide experience in digital manufacturing, working for the B-made at the Bartlett School of Architecture in the Digital Manufacturing department and with some collaboration with different projects like the Swiss pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2016, or the Digital Grotesque for the Pompidou Center. Currently is combining the digital fabrication lab at the Architectural Association, with several research projects in digital and robotic fabrication.


Yutao Song

Yutao is an Architect and researcher. He is currently doing his urban spatial and data research in Space Syntax Lab, Bartlett. Before that, he worked for the Urban System Office as a computation designer and researcher from 2015 to 2017, focused on the generative design process for the large-scale complex projects. He received his M.Sc degree from AA Emergent Technologies and Design Programme in 2015 with project distinction and B.Arch with Distinction from the University of Dundee in 2013. Being active in the academic field, he teaches in several AA Visiting School in UK, Kuwait and China, and has published papers in different conferences. His research interests include the data-driven generative design process from pavilion to urban scale and the data mining research for analytical design approach.


Alican Sungur

Alican Sungur is an architect and researcher. He holds a MArch degree from the AA, Emtech studio and a BArch degree from METU. He is specialised in analysis driven design, computational tool making and complex modelling. His current reseach interest is focused on dynamic systems and its potential to be used in digital fabrication and urban design. Alican has taught at the Oxford Brookes University ,and the Architectural Association where he is currently a studio tutor at Emtech Studio. He has won awards in national and international architecture competitions.After he worked at design of the two Qatar 2022 world cup stadiums at Pattern Architects in London. Currently, he is working for WilkinsonEyre.