Evangelos Pantazis / IBI Group & Topotheque
Bio: Evangelos holds a Ph.D. from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California where he has also worked as a teaching and research assistant for the dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His work focuses on the use Multi Agent Design Systems and the integration of generative design techniques with numerical analysis and digital fabrication techniques. He holds a Masters of Advanced studies in the field of Computer Aided Architectural Design from the ETH in Zurich (2012). He got his Diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki (2010) and is a registered architect in Greece.
Professionally, Evangelos has gained experience in several international offices, including Graft Architects in Berlin, Studio Pei Zhu in Beijing and Buro Happold Engineering in Los Angeles. He has co-founded Topotheque design office, a studio that engages computational design with various tangent disciplines, including architecture, furniture and product design. His research has been presented in multiple Design-Computing Conferences and his professional work has been exhibited at venues such as the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Modern Art Museum of Lausanne (ELAC) and the Benaki Museum in Athens. He is currently working as a Computational Design Lead for IBI group where he is tasked with developing generative design strategies in conjunction with daylighting, energy modelling and performance driven design workflows across scales.
Expertise: Computational Design, Multi Agent Systems, Form Finding, Environmental Design, Digital Fabrication, Robotics