Marshall Prado is a Research Associate for the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State University and advanced degrees as a Master of Architecture and a Master of Design Studies in Technology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Marshall has taught at the University of Hawaii and has been an invited studio critic at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Michigan and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has led several workshops on digital design and fabrication techniques. His current research interests include the integration of computation and fabrication techniques into material systems and spatial design strategies.
Moritz Dörstelmann is a Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University since 2011. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated with distinction from the master class of Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher.
Focus of Moritz Dörstelmann´s research are integrated computational design and fabrication strategies for novel fiber composite building systems. In interdisciplinary cooperation with experts in aerospace- and structural engineering, biology and textile technology he realized a series of fibrous lightweight structures which are very material efficient and explore a novel architectural design repertoire. His research achieves simultaneous advancement of building culture and technology.
Moritz Dörstelmann´s projects are internationally published and exhibited. He has been invited studio critic and gave lectures and workshops at various international institutions including the Harvard GSD.
James Solly is a research associate at the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (itke) at University of Stuttgart and a member of the Innochain ETN network where he is working on Virtual Prototyping strategies for fibre-reinforced polymers. He is a chartered engineer (CEng MICE) who previously worked at Ramboll UK, BuroHappold Engineering and Format Engineers delivering projects from experimental sculptures to international museums before moving to his current research and teaching role.