Hesham Shawqy is an architect and computational designer with a primary focus on computational design, artificial intelligence, and web development. Currently, he holds the position of Computational Design Specialist at Grimshaw, London. Hesham’s expertise extends to academia, where he leads the Complex Forming seminar as part of the MACAD program at IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia). In addition to his role at IAAC, he has contributed as a Research Assistant, specialising in the deployment of machine learning models.
He earned his Master’s degree in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design in 2021, equipping him with a strong foundation in cutting-edge architectural technologies. His research interests are notably centred on digitising handcrafts through the application of machine learning and robotic fabrication.