Spyros Efthymiou
Unit/Programme:Projective Cities
Position:Consultant, Projective Cities, AA Graduate School
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.
Mostafa El Sayed
Position:Studio Tutor, DRL, AA Graduate School
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.
Lena Emanuelsen
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor, Technical Studies, AA Undergraduate School
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.
Elif Erdine
Unit/Programme:Emergent Technologies
Position:Studio Master, Emergent Technologies, AA Graduate School Programme Head, Istanbul , AA Visiting School Programme Head, DLAB, AA Visiting School
Bio: Elif Erdine is an architect and researcher. Currently, she teaches at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Programme. She is the Programme Director of AA DLAB Visiting School and AA Istanbul Visiting School. 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). Her projects have been printed widely in international and national architecture publications. Her research interests include the role of the individual building within complex urban systems, and the exploration of various flows in the urban environment as design drivers, and biomimicry. She has presented her research in eCAADe 2013, eCAADe 2014, eCAADe 2015, ACADIA 2015, among others. Her recently completed PhD thesis (‘Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems’, AA / 2009-15) has focused on the integration of tower subsystems through generative design methodologies informed by biomimetic analogies.
Pol Esteve Castello
Unit/Programme:First Year
Position:Studio Master, First Year, AA Undergraduate School Course Director, AA Visiting School Brussels
Bio: Pol Esteve is an architect based in London and Barcelona. He obtained his diploma at ETSA Barcelona and an MA in History and Critical Thinking at the AA. He is cofounder of the architecture studio GOIGOIGOIG. Previously, he had collaborated with François Roche, Olga Subirós and Enric Ruiz-Geli. He is a PhD candidate in the Bartlett.

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