People


Founders

 

 

Doreen Bernath is an architect and a theorist across disciplines of design, technology, philosophy, visual art and cultures. She is a founding partner of SpaceMedia Int. Doreen completed her PhD at AA London with the award of RIBA LKE Ozolins Scholarship. The thesis went on to be one of the fourfinalists for 2011 RIBA President’s Research Award for Outstanding Thesis. She studied BA and MA at University of Cambridge, then for many years practiced professionally in London, Shanghai and Taipei. Since 2006, she taught extensively and participated in research projects in universities across UK, Germany, Costa Rica, China and Taiwan. Her publications explore specialized topics ranging from representation, digital media to transcultural studies. She was an editor of Scroope 13, the architectural journal of the University of Cambridge. Her articles and research output have appeared in Time+Architecture magazine in China, Dialogue magazine in Taiwan, in the research journal of the Asia Centre at the London School of Economics, the Architectural Association Fulcrum, and in Revistarquis, the architectural journal of the University of Costa Rica. She is currently teaching history and theory in Diploma and DRL at Architectural Association School of Architecture、UCL Bartlett and LEED University. Doreen is the director and co-founder of DEZACT.

Ping-Hsiang Chen (AA dip./ MA Architecture and Digital Media) is the co-founder and key member of DEZACT. He is specialized in parametric design, multi-media communication and digital fabrication. He is the founder and director of [IN] Morph Lab. Ping Hsiang Chen completed his RIBA Part 1 and Part2 at AA school of Architecture, London and has his second master degree in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, London. Ping-Hsiang had been working as architecture designer on a wide range of projects in KPF, ShaGa studio, A+T partners and Mamou-Mani Architects in London. With his great interests in the field of complex geometry and information driven design has led him to contribute to research journal such as Smart Geometry in 2013. He gave talks on the topic of advanced computation in architecture and digital Fabrication. He has taught computational design and design studio at Shih Chein University, Taiwan, AA visiting school, and with Digital Prototyping Lab at Architectural Association School of Architecture. He is currently an open course tutor at UCL Bartlett and parametric design consultant and trainer at SimplyRhino. His architecture and art works have been showcased and exhibited at various locations such as UCI Gallery (USA); Light in Alingsås (Sweden); Cheers Exhibition / P3 exhibition / SG2013 (UK ).

Akshay is the head and cofounder of the award winning Design Research Cell (AG+DR) at Architron Group, India. He has previous experience of working with a diverse mix of organisations from academic research institutions to civil society groups on projects for the government, corporate and international development agencies. His interests lie in computational design and urban futures and he has contributed to a number of research journals, magazines and books on the subject, including at forums such as ACADIA, eCAADe, LA Journal, UIA, BASIN SA, IBC, SOE-UNEP amongst others. He has presented & exhibited his work at various locations in India, Japan, Taiwan, UK, Continental Europe, South Africa, USA & Canada. He is a TATA scholar 2012 and a Urban Habitats Forum Fellow 2009. Akshay is an alumni of Architectural Association (UK) ; SSAA (India) and current graduate student at Harvard University (USA). He is the co-founder of DEZACT.

Key Collaborators

 

 

Clive Eveleigh is director of design at WWarc.Taipei.Heis the founder of ZERo-studio, an architectural practicewhich recently reoriented its focusfrom a design company to a research platform to address the new transitional environment caused by the need for the built environment to adapt to the new reality.He has been teaching 4th and 5thyear . Architecture at Shih Chien University Taipei since 2007.He learnt sustainable architecture under the recent Canadian Gold medal winner Peter Busby at Busby Perkins and Will in Vancouver and is a member of the Canadian Green Building Council since 2005. He has a vast amount of professional experience having completed projects in all sectors in the UK, Canada, Taipei and China. His teaching focuses on issues of sustainability and new technology, crossing all disciplines from adaptive art, fashion, and the environment, seeking to identify issues that may challenge society, solving them creatively.

Sushant Verma (M.Arch. Em.Tech. – AA London, B.Arch. SSAA New Delhi, MCoA India) is an architect & computational designer, currently leading research organization rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology. Former architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, London & a Sr. Editor at Arch2O, he has held teaching positions at a number of universities internationally & is involved in education for computation & parametric design. He is the founder of rat[LAB] EDUCATION, which is an independent initiative to spread the idea of computation in design profession & education in India. Recipient of MAK Schindler Award from Vienna / Los Angeles and a finalist for AIA Emerging Leaders Fellowship from Chicago, his work is widely published and exhibited in London, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Taipei & New Delhi, among other places. In 2015, he was acknowledged for his works among 5 architects in New Delhi for ’20 under 35’ Exhibition at Alliance Francaise de Delhi.

Travis Chen is an enthusiastic maker who has strong interests in both hand and digital crafting since age of 12. His hobbit led him developing a wide range of tools and machines such as 3D printer and desktop CNC to enhance the ability of making. His works have been showcased in the events such as Maker Faire, Taipei. His experience working in prototyping lab such as Futureward, the largest fabrication lab in Taiwan, has consolidated his vision on a wider application of fabrication process. He has worked as a led technical consultant at Richbot3D. Travis is also a regular speaker and participant in most maker events in Taiwan. The topics he talked ranging from how 3D printing technology is changing the mode of production to future education. He is holding an economic degree from Chinese Culture University. Travis has led the Additive Manufacturing Machine Principle Workshop during the Extra Fabrica Taipei Workshop in 2015. He is also the workshop coordinator and manager in Taiwan.

 

Peng is Architect and Structural Engineer based in London. Founder of P-Lab Studio.Peng graduated at AA school of Architecture RIBA Part2 and has his second Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. He has the degree of Architecture and Civil Engineering that have equipped him with various skills of designing, computing, 3D printing, digital fabrication and structural analysis. He has taught Architecture Design Studio as TA in University of Nottingham,UK. He is working for Mamou-mani Architects and has also worked for Arata Isozaki & Associates.

Team

 

 

Wen-Shin Wang, DEZACT Taiwan representative

Andrew Lu, DEZACT Taiwan logistic coordinator

Alice Chen, DEZACT Taiwan marketing manager

Sheng-Han Lin, DEZACT Taiwan technical assistant

Howard Chen, DEZACT Taiwan technical assistant

Claire Chao, DEZACT Taiwan coordinator