Milad Showkatbakhsh
MaCT Seminar Faculty

Milad is the Studio Master of Emergent Technologies and Design Postgraduate Programme (EmTech) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London, where he is a doctoral candidate under Dr Michael Weinstock’s directorship as well. He holds BSc. in Architectural Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University and M.Arch. from Pratt Institute, where he graduated with Sidney Katz award for design excellence in 2015. Milad has worked for several architecture and design firms in Asia, U.S.A and Europe as a design technology specialist, such as Contemporary Architecture Practice (CAP), Led by Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences such as the International Journal of Architectural Computing, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering and Computer-Aided Design and Applications journal. Milad is the co-director of the AA Istanbul visiting school with the research focus on the integration of algorithmic design methods with large-scale digital fabrication tools. He is the co-founder of Wallacei, an evolutionary and analytic engine with embedded machine learning algorithms that gives users full control over their evolutionary simulations in Grasshopper 3D. Milad’s research interest is the application of biological principles of intelligence in architecture and urban design through computational processes.