Spyros Efthymiou
Unit/Programme:Projective Cities
Position:Consultant
Bio: Spyros Efthymiou is an architectural engineer, researcher and educator. Currently he is working as a computational designer at the Parametric Applied Research team at AKT II in London.In parallel, he explores and teaches computational design research methodologies in the UK and abroad.He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens [N.T.U.A] and a Master of Science at the Emergent Technologies and design proramme from the Architectural Association school of architecture. His personal interests are focused on design computation and research, advance digital fabrication techniques and Virtual & Augmented Reality environments. He aspires to carry on his research to pursue deeper understanding and thorough knowledge on the application of their virtues in the field of design.
Shin Egashira
Unit/Programme:Diploma 11
Position:Unit Master
Bio: worked in Tokyo, Beijing and New York before coming to London. Artworks and installations include English House at the Camden Arts Centre, Impossible Vehicle at the Spiral Garden, Tokyo, and Slow Box/Afterimage for the Tsunami Triennale 2000. He has taught at the AA since 1990 and is currently Unit Master of Diploma Unit 11.
Elad Eisenstein
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Course Consultant
Mostafa El Sayed
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Studio Tutor
Bio: Prior to co-founding Automata with Suryansh, Mostafa worked at Zaha Hadid Architects and taught at the Design Research Lab postgraduate program at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where he focused on combining design and technology in the field of fabrication and architecture. Mostafa has engaged with varied audiences from automotive design to 3d printing companies prior to finding a shared interest in simplifying robotics and their applications.
Azhar Ellahi
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio:  RIBA Chartered Architect, trained at The Bartlett, UCL.  Specialises in unlocking development potential, believes in the transformational change that integrated design thinking offer urbanism, architecture and design at all scales.  Uniquely combining a broad spectrum of expertise from investment strategies, property development to design and delivery of buildings.  Significant number of large scale mixed use architectural projects including transport infrastructure and master planning projects, as well as individual buildings and design.  Environmentally sensitive and energy efficient design. Expertise in integrating sustainable strategies.
Lena Emanuelsen
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Norwegian architect who gained her diploma from the AA. She teaches undergraduate at De Montfort University and has co-founded Becoming X, a design and research practice that work between the UK and Norway.

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