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Burçin Nalinci is a designer, researcher and educator with an MS. in Architectural Technologies from Sci-Arc and Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She currently works as a computational design and fabrication consultant in Los Angeles, California. Her work as a student has been published in ACADIA, Facade Tectonics World Congress, and Arch Reporter. She has worked for renowned architectural studios in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Her current work focuses on the re-interpretation of everyday objects that challenge the sensory, perceptive, and spatial experiences. She is involved in various collaborative research projects that combine technology, automation, new materials, and fabrication processes.

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Danila Babko-Malyi is a designer and educator with a focus on computational methods in Architecture. He holds a M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from GSAPP, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. His professional work includes Merge Studio in New York, Manica Architecture in Kansas City, Laguarda Low in New York, Asymptote Architecture in New York and most recent Yazdani Studio in Los Angeles.

During this time he developed computational methods for building complex facade geometries for a variety of programs as well as developed extensive parametric models for producing stadium skins, stadium bowls and rationalization of facades based on performance and efficiency. Dan has taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of Kansas specializing in introducing generative design as a method of solving a design problem.

 

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Emmanuel Osorno is a designer and a researcher with a focus on computational design methods and fabrication. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has worked at renowned offices in San Francisco and New York. He is  currently working for Eric Owen Moss Architects in Los Angeles. His work as a student has been published in ACADIA 2014 and Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016.

His interest in sensory interactions between the body and architecture raises up various questions on the role of technology and human body. His attention to detail and passion for collaboration has exposed him to various projects at multiple scales.

 

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Alex Alman  is a UX/UI designer and researcher with a focus on connecting people with digital products. He holds a B.Arch degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He is currently working at Penguin Random House in New York City, working on B2B products and web applications. His professional work consists of working at various digital agencies including CDM, Publicis and Radish Labs in New York City.

His work focuses on integrating User Centered Design into the design process in order to create meaningful projects that are not only innovative but provide value to users. His interests in UX span across User Research, Information Architecture, Interaction Design and UI Design.

 

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Julia Fleckenstein is an designer and researcher currently based in Berlin, Germany. She is born and raised in Spain and southern Germany and studied architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, Southern California Institute of Architecture, both in the USA and the University of Innsbruck in Austria where she graduated with distinction 2016 and received her professional M.Arch.She taught several workshops at the University of Innsbruck and was Teaching Assistant of Professor Peter Trummer, heading the Institute of Urban Design. She supported various workshops chaired by Ferda Kolatan, Florencia Pita or Michael Young and tutored undergraduate studios, chaired by the Assistant Professor Cynthia Sanchez Morales and attended her reviews. She worked for a number of high profile practices worldwide such as Ali Rahim’s and Hina Jamelle’s ‘Contemporary Architecture Practice’ in Shanghai, China and collaborated for competitions as the YAP Pavilion Competition for Young & Ayata She has worked as an independent Practitioner and Researcher and has received several fellowships and substantial funding to develop among other things her master thesis ‘As below As within’, supervised by Prof. David Ruy, Columbia University, New York. She exhibited her work in Europe and designed challenging illustrations for medical articles and publications.

Her work focuses on the transformation and with its sequent speculation on social perception based on virtual experiences expressed in a digital and physical interface. At the present she is Junior Design Architect at GRAFTlab in Berlin, Germany working in the Concept Team for the future corporate design of Mercedes Benz.