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Tue, Jul 14


Online Webinar

Digital Design Community Global Series | London

Kohn Pedersen Fox | Heatherwick Studio | Foster+Partners

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Digital Design Community Global Series | London
Digital Design Community Global Series | London

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+1

Online Webinar

About the event

Join us for the eighth event of the Digital Design Community, featuring a great group of speakers! This event is the first in a series of online presentations for the year, each showcasing work by offices in a particular city around the globe.

In this installment, London-based practitioners from KPF, Foster + Partners, and Heatherwick Studio will showcase how technology is shaping the way designers create and develop projects in their firms. This event will explore how innovative workflows and advancements in analysis, modelling, and fabrication have allowed their practices to continue to push the boundaries of design and realization of projects.

Event Organization and Moderation:

Andrew Haas  |  Founder + Organizer of Digital Design Community  |  Computational Designer, KPF  |  Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York


Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

Cobus Bothma | Director - Applied Research

Cobus Bothma joined Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in 2008 and became a director in 2018. Trained as an industrial designer with nearly 30 years of experience in architectural and product design, Cobus is involved in many aspects of advanced design, visualization, and geometry at KPF. He is also the Director of Applied Research overseeing KPF global offices. Cobus is active in numerous projects and competitions, adopting a highly visual and pragmatic approach to design and geometry challenges. Through the KPF Applied Research Group, he applies computational, cognitive, and visual design workflows to enhance the process of design and design communication both internally as well as for their clients.

Heatherwick Studio

Pablo Zamorano | Head of Geometry and Computational Design

Since joining Heatherwick Studio in 2015, Pablo has been instrumental to Projects and the Geometry and Computational Design group. Pablo works across all studio projects, providing expertise and guidance on new technologies and techniques and the execution of challenging geometries. He was Deputy Project Leader on Coal Drops Yard, where he was key to the development and fabrication coordination for the complex geometry for the award-winning retail quarter and public space. Prior to working at the studio, he was based at SOM London. Pablo has lectured widely, and his personal work has been published and awarded internationally.

Foster + Partners

Francis Aish | Head of Applied Research and Development

Francis Aish is a Partner and Head of Applied Research and Development at Foster + Partners. He studied Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of Southampton and is currently completing an Engineering Doctorate at University College London. He joined Foster + Partners in 1999 and is responsible for the research and development of systems to model and solve complex, multi-disciplinary design problems. In the course of this work he has been involved in over 200 projects and competitions, including the Swiss Re HQ in London, the Smithsonian Institution, and Beijing International Airport. He also conducts collaborative research with leading universities and companies, and has published academic papers on computational design, as well as lecturing widely on the subject in Europe and North America.

Webinar hosting made possible by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)


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