The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


17 Jan 2018 | 5pm | Computational Design: The Art of the Possible | Martha Tsigkari

17 January 2018, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Martha Tsigkari will deliver the 17th January CASA seminar, titled 'Computational Design: The Art of the Possible'

Event Information

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Dr Duncan Smith


26 Bedford Way

Abstract: Martha Tsigkari from Foster + Partners will discuss the use of computational design in architectural workflows, and how it has been defining the art of the possible in architecture and urban design for the past 20 years.

Biography: Martha Tsigkari is a Partner and a member of the Applied Research + Development (ARD) group at Foster + Partners. She is a specialist in a wide range of areas including Performance-driven Design and Optimisation, Interfaces & Interaction, Design-to-production and Fast Feedback & Integration. Her work incorporates the development of simulation tools, the introduction of integrated processes and the creation of physical interfaces. She has provided solutions for hundreds of diverse projects such as the new airport for Mexico City, Lusail Iconic Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the new metro stations for Jeddah, UAE’s 2015 Expo Pavilion, the Sheikh Zayed Museum and YachtPlus Boat Fleet. She is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a tutor at the MSc Architectural Computation at the Bartlett, UCL and a juror at various schools, including the AA and UPenn. She has taught, lectured and published on the subject of computational design internationally.

This event is free and open to all. The seminar will take place at 26 Bedford Way room LG04. The Bedford Way building is positioned near to the UCL main campus (see www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/26-bedford-way for further information), room LG04 is on the lower ground floor down the stairs from the building's main entrance.