Education

Ph.D. in Architectural Design (Ph.D. by Design)

1/2017 - 9/2020 (Expected) | Architectural Association (AA) - London - U.K.

Master of Architecture (MArch)

8/2012 - 5/2015 | Pratt Institute - New York - U.S.A.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

9/2007 - 7/2012 | Shahid Beheshti University - Tehran - Iran 

 

Relative Experiences

Co-Founder- Co-Developer | Wallacei | An Evolutionary and Analytic Engine for Grasshopper 3D

1/2018 - Present 

 

Sessional Tutor, Ph.D. Candidate | Emergence and Evolutionary Computation Seminar | Emergent Technologies and Design Course | Architectural Association 

10/2018 - Present | Tutor | AA - London - U.K.

 

Co-Programme Head, Faculty | Architectural Association Istanbul Visiting School 

6/2018 - Present | Tutor | AAVS - Istanbul - Turkey

1/2019 - Present | Co-Programme Head | AAVS - Istanbul - Turkey

Occasional Article Reviewer | International Journal of Architectural Computing  

6/2019 - Present

Co-Organized and Presented | Ph.D. Table of Contents Symposium | Architectural Association 

10/2018 | Architectural Association Public Programme Series | London- U.K.

Co-Organized | Ph.D. by Design Symposium | Architectural Association 

1/2018 | Architectural Association Public Programme Series | London- U.K.

Project Lead | Contemporary Architecture Practice - Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle (CAP)

7/2015 - 9/2016 | Project Lead | CAP - Shanghai - China 

 

Architecture Production Facility Monitor 

1/2013 - 5/2015 |3D Print Shop Monitor | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Preparing and Submitting The Files - Extracting - Deep powdering - CA’ing - Troubleshooting - Maintenance | ZPrinter 310 - ZPrinter 650

1/2013 - 5/2015 | CNC Shop Monitor | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Preparing and Submitting The File - Troubleshooting | Techno 4896

1/2013 - 5/2015 | Laser Shop Monitor | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Preparing and Submitting The Files - Troubleshooting - Maintenance | Universal Lasers X 660

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

8/2014 - 5/2015 | Parametric Systems and Forms | Robert Cervellione | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Advance Grasshopper - Fabrication Process in Grasshopper - CNC - Assembling

8/2014 - 5/2015 | MArch Third Semester Studio | Erich Schoenenberger’s Studio | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Design Studio TA - Housing Studio

1/2014 - 5/2014 | Advance Computer and Media | Benjamin Martinson | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Basic Grasshopper to Intermediate level

8/2013 - 12/ 2013 | MArch First Semester Studio | Erich Schoenenberger’s Studio | Pratt Institute - Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Design Studio TA - Material Study Studio

 

Architectural Intern

8/2013 -10/2013 | SU11 Architecture + Design | Brooklyn - NY - U.S.A.

Designing  - 3D Modeling - Rendering

7/2010 - 9/2010 | Parhoon Architecture Office | Tehran - Iran

Supervised a Subway Construction Workshop  - Tehran - Iran

Supervised a Private House Construction Workshop  - Tehran - Iran

 

Fellow Lab Researcher

9/2010 - 7/2012 | Intelligent Systems in Architectural Engineering Center (ISAEC) | Shahid Beheshti University - Tehran - Iran

Analysed complex geometrical forms found in nature through mathematical formulation and investigated their potentials in architectural design through generative modeling. Fabricated temporary pavilion within optimizing the complex form derived from early studies.

9/2008 - 9/2010 | Art of Engineering Workshop (AEW) | Shahid Beheshti University - Tehran - Iran

Fabrication Studies - Material Studies - Pavilion Fabrication

 

Professional Collaborations

8/2008 - 7/2012 | Assistant Architect at Various Firms Within Different Stages of Architectural Design | Tehran - Iran

Generated Digital Models of Design Proposals (Rhino- Sketchup - 3ds Max - Revit - Grasshopper)

Generated Renderings (Vray - Mental Ray)

Site Analysis and Studies

Model Making

Designed Commercial and Residential Plans

Collaborated to Create Construction Documents

Archived Existing Projects

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture at Bartlett BPro, Research Cluster 18 | London, U.K. 

1/2019 |  Workshop on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Lecturers: Mohammed Makki, Milad Showkatbakhsh

Emergence and Evolutionary Computation Seminar | Architectural Association Emergent Technologies and Design Postgraduate Programme | London, UK.

1/2019 |  Emergence and Evolutionary Computation in Design.

Lecturers: Michael Weinstock, Milad Showkatbakhsh

Webinar at Pratt Institute | New York City, U.S.A. 

3/2019 |  Online Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at Bryden Wood | London, U.K. 

5/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Yutao Song

Lecture at 5th Annual Design Research Exhibition and Symposium, “Sentient Space” in Centre for Architecture and the Built Environment Research | UWE Bristol, U.K. 

5/2019 |  Presentation on the Evolutionary Computation and the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at UHA | London, U.K. 

5/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Yutao Song

Presentation at Heatherwick Studio|  London, U.K. 

5/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Yutao Song

Presentation at WilkinsonEyre | London, U.K. 

6/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Yutao Song

Presentation at Prior and Partners | London, U.K. 

6/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at Grimshaw Architects| London, U.K. 

6/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at AECOM | London, U.K. 

7/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at Eckersley O'Callaghan Engineers | London, U.K. 

7/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at AA Summer DLAB 2019 | London, U.K. 

8/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at Populous | London, U.K. 

8/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Presentation at ARUP | London, U.K. 

9/2019 |  Presentation on the Applications of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms in Design Using WALLACEI

Presenter: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Yutao Song

Lecture at Northumbria Architecture Society | Newcastle, U.K. 

10/2019 |  Presentation on the Challenging the Utopian Ideologies. Evolutionary Design Principles at the Digital Age.

Lecturer: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Webinar Series at Pratt Institute GAUD | New York, U.S. 

10/2019- 12/2019 |  12 sessions of webinar teaching the application of evolutionary principles using Wallacei in urban design problems.

Lecturer: Milad Showkatbakhsh

Activities and Honours

Published Paper | Robotic-Aided Fabrication of Materially Efficient Complex Concrete Assemblies | Daejeon, South Korea

6/2019 |  Hello, Culture, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAAD Futures) 2019, 829-847. ©2019.

Authors: Elif Erdine, Milad Showkatbakhsh, Gamze Gunduz, Asli Aydin, Cemal Koray Bingol, Alvaro Lopez Rodriguez

Paper Under review | Evolutionary Design Processes with Embedded Homeostatic Principles: Adaptation of Architectural Form and Skin to Excessive Solar Radiation

6/2019-Present | Journal of Computer-Aided Design

Authors: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Saam Kaviani, Michael Weinstock

Paper Accepted, Awaiting publication | Application of Homeostatic Principles Within Evolutionary Design Processes: Adaptive Urban Tissues

11/2018-Present | Journal of Computational Design and Engineering

Authors: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Mohammed Makki

Published Paper | Evolutionary algorithms for generating urban morphology: Variations and multiple objectives

5/2018 | International Journal of Architectural Computing

Authors: Mohammed Makki, Milad Showkatbakhsh, Aiman Tabony, Michael Weinstock

 

Published Paper | Control of Morphological Variation Through Population-based Fitness Criteria | Beijing, China

5/2018 |  Learning, Adapting and Prototyping, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)2018, Volume1,153-162. ©2018. published by the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) in HongKong.

Authors: Mohammed Makki, Milad Showkatbakhsh

Sidney Katz Award for Design Excellence | Pratt Institute - New York - U.S.A

5/2015 | Graduated From Pratt Institue with Honorary Award 

 

Pratt Institute Annual Merit Scholarship 

2014-2015 Academic year

 

Archived Projects at The Book of School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, “Inprocess” No. 19. and No. 20

Public Plaza Network | Erich Shoenenberger’s Studio | Fall 2012 | Inprocess 19

Parametric Skin - Computer Media | Benjamin Martinson | Fall 2012 | Inprocess 19

Fabrication of Human Body Spine - Advance Computer Media | Benjamin Martinson | Spring 2013 | Inprocess 19

Robotic Platform - Advance Computer Media | Jason Vigneri-Bean | Spring 2013 | In-process 19

Harmonic Movements - Animation in Architectural Design | Christopher Whitelaw | Spring 2013 | Inprocess 19

Responsive Pattern - Scripting and Form C# | Robert Cervellione | Fall 2013 | In-process 20

GC Parametric Pavilion - Parametric Systems and Forms | Robert Cervellione | Fall 2013 | Inprocess 20

Algae Production Facility | Erich Shoenenberger’s Studio | Spring 2013 | Inprocess 20

Pudong Mixed use Tower | Hina Jamelle’s Studio | Fall 2014 | Inporcess 20

Psychedelia | Vito Acconci’s Studio | Spring 2015 | Inprocess 20

GAUD 2015 Exhibition | Michael Szivos | Inprocess 20 

 

Pudong Mixed-Use Tower

5/2016 | EVOLO Skyscrapers Volume 3

Selected project by the editorial board to be published in the EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 3.

 

Published Poster | Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012 (AAG12) | Paris - France

9/2012 | “Using Parametric and Complex Geometry of Seashells to Realize and Construct an Organic Architectural Space" 

 

Ranked the 3rd Position in an International Competition | Tehran - Iran

5/2011 | Designing a Sport hall Prototype with a New Structural Approach

 

Ranked the 1st Position Among 100 Participants in the Sketch Competition of the School of Architecture | Tehran - Iran

12/2008 | Shahid Beheshti University 

Skills

Architectural Designing | Computational Design | Client Communication | AR/VR | Robotic Fabrication | Detailing | Model Making | Drafting | Photography  

 

Maya | Rhino | Grasshopper ( Including important Plug-ins ) | Grasshopper 3D Plugin Development | HAL ( Robotic arm controller in grasshopper ) | Robots Plugin in Grasshopper 3D | C# ( Growing Knowledge ) | Processing ( Growing Knowledge ) | Python ( Growing Knowledge ) | Houdini | Magics ( 3D Printing ) | 3D’s Max | Revit | Autocad | Sketch Up | GIS | CartoDB | City Engine | Ecotect | Formian | Vray | Mental Ray | Keyshot | Maxwell | Photoshop | Epic Unreal Engine | Illustrator | InDesign | Microsoft Office |  

Language

Fluent : English - Persian | Basic Knowledge : Arabic 

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