MIXED MATTERS- CONCRETE VISITING SCHOOL STAFF
Kostas Grigoriadis studied Architecture at UCL, followed by a Masters in Architecture and Urbanism at the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory. He has been a Diploma Unit Master at the AA since 2011, a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art from 2012 to 2015, and an External Examiner in Architecture at the University of East London since August 2015. He is currently pursuing a PhD that focuses on multi-material design methodologies at the Royal College of Art in London, and has edited the book "Mixed Matters: A Multi-Material Design Compendium" published in June 2016 by Jovis Verlag.
Dr. Michael Herrmann studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Calgary. Between 2007 and 2009, he was structural engineer at Werner Sobek Stuttgart and from 2009 until 2015 he has been engaged as a research associate at ILEK in the University of Stuttgart. His work focuses on functionally graded concrete and energy efficient construction. In 2012 he co-founded str.ucture GmbH, an engineering company committed to the development of innovative lightweight solutions.
Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek is an architect and consulting engineer and heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design. From 2008 to 2014 he was Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and guest lecturer at numerous universities in Germany, Singapore and the US (Harvard) among others. In 1992, he founded the Werner Sobek Group, with offices in Stuttgart, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moscow, New York, and Sao Paulo, offering premium consultancy services for architecture, structures, facades and sustainability.
Daniel Schmeer studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Between 2011 and 2012 he was project engineer at AJG-Ingenieure in Munich. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart with a Master degree in 2015 and became a research assistant at ILEK. His work focuses on concrete lightweight structures and the automated production of concrete components.