About the Authors

Robert Woodbury

Robert Woodbury holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University (Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal) and Master of Science and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a faculty member in Architecture and the Engineering Design Research Center at CMU from 1982-1993, at Adelaide University (Australia) from 1993-2001, at the Technical University of British Columbia from 2001-2002 and is now at Simon Fraser University. He was founding Chair of the Graduate Program in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU. From 2005-2008 he was Scientific Director of the Canadian Design Research Network and is currently the Director, Art and Design Practice of the Games, Animation and New Media network in Canada. His research is in computational design, particularly parametric and generative design and visual analytics. In 2008 he was awarded the Innovative Research Award from the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture and the Tee Sasada Award from the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. In 2000 he won the Stephen Cole the Elder Prize as one of two top teachers at Adelaide University. He is a former Olympian in sailing.

Onur Yüce Gün

Onur Yüce Gün BArch (Middle East Technical), MSc (MIT) initiated and directed the Computational Geometry Group of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates New York. He concentrated on developing methods and tools for complex-geometry building design. He worked on more than 40 projects from 2006-2009. He currently is a faculty member at Istanbul Bilgi University and continues his research and professional practice in his design laboratory: O-CDC.

Brady Peters

Brady Peters BSc (Victoria), BEDS, MArch (Dalhousie) specializes in architectural projects involving complex geometry. First at Buro Happold and then Foster + Partners (Associate Partner) he worked on projects including the Smithsonian Courtyard Enclosure, the Copenhagen Elephant House, the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre, Thomas Deacon Academy, the West Kowloon Great Canopy, and SECC Arena. Currently, he is a PhD fellow at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Roham Skeikholeslami

Mehdi (Roham) Sheikholeslami MSc (Shahid Beheshti), MSc (SFU) combines research, teaching and practice in parametric modelling systems. His research is in computational design, parametric modeling and design space exploration. His present position is as a software designer at Autodesk.