Administrative Council

Tadeja Zupancic

President: Tadeja Zupancic

Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia

Tadeja Zupancic (1968, Ljubljana, Slovenia) graduated and finished her Ph.D. at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture (1995). She joined eCAADe in 1999 and became its Council member in 2005. She was the host of the 2011 sCAADe conference ‘Respecting Fragile Places’ in Ljubljana. From 2003 to 2005 she was Vice-Dean for research at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. Since 2007 she is has been leading research there again. She coordinates some EU projects and the doctoral programme at the faculty, promoting research through design within the integral research tradition in architecture.

Birgul Çolakoglu

Vice president (Elect): Birgul Çolakoglu

Institution: İstanbul Technical University, Turkey

Birgul Çolakoglu, graduated at Yildiz Technical University (YTU) in 1981 and completed her PhD in Design and Computation in 2000 at Massachusetts ?nstitute of Technology. She worked as Postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Architecture Department in 2001. She has worked at Yıldız Technical University between 2001-2015 and run Computational Design Graduate Program from 2008-2015 at YTU. Currently, she works as professor in Architectural Design and Computing Program at İstanbul Technical University. Her research is focused on computational design education, computational tool development and computational design technologies in Green Design. She became member of eCAADe in 2008 and chaired the eCAADe Conference in 2009 in Istanbul in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University.

Joachim Kieferle

Vice President Emeritus: Joachim Kieferle, Past President

Institution: Hochschule RheinMain, Germany

Joachim was host of the 2007 eCAADe Conference, ‘Predicting the Future’, that he arranged as a joint venture between the School of Architecture in Frankfurt and his own School in Wiesbaden.

Henri Achten

Treasurer: Henri Achten, Past President

Institution: Czech Technical University of Prague

Henri Achten (1967, Venlo, the Netherlands) studied architecture in Eindhoven University of Technology 1986-1992. He worked as research assistant on his Ph.D. on knowledge encoding in graphic representations 1993-1997 in the Design Methods group. After his Ph.D. he got a post-doc position in Design Systems performing research on design support in VR and further elaboration of his previous research work. Since January 2000, Henri Achten is assistant professor. He teaches in the design studio, and lectures on design methods and CAAD.

Since 2006 he is associate professor in CAAD at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Bob Martens

Liaison with conference host and Previous Conference Organiser: Bob Martens, Past President

Institution: Vienna University of Technology

Bob holds an M.Sc. in Architecture from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Dr.techn. from the Vienna University of Technology (Austria). He is appointed as an Associate Professor in Vienna and teaches CAAD, spatial simulation and as environmental design. In 1997 he was elected president of eCAADe at the Annual General Meeting and served till 2001. His current research interest is focussing on virtual reconstruction, electronic publishing and knowledge management. Recently he has been appointed at TU Wien as Vice-dean of Studies related to continuing education activities (postgraduate courses).

Aleksander Asanowicz

Communication – Eastern regional representatives: Aleksander Asanowicz

Institution: Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

Vassilis Bourdakis

Member: Vassilis Bourdakis

Institution: University of Thessaly, Greece

The 2006 eCAADe Conference ‘Communicating Space(s) was hosted at the University of Thessaly, by Vassilis. He has had a long-standing association with eCAADe.

André Brown

Member: Andy Brown, Past President

Institution: University of Liverpool, UK

Andy was elected president of eCAADe at the Annual General Meeting in September 2001. Andy has a long standing involvement with eCAADe stemming from the presentation of a paper at the Rome eCAADe Conference in 1984. Some years later he was elected to the Administrative Council of eCAADe and took responsibility for managing communications, in particular the Bulletin and Web site. At Liverpool University Andy is Co Director of the CAAD Research Unit (the hosts of the 1999 eCAADe Conference).

Wolfgang Dokonal

Member: Wolfgang Dokonal, Past President

Institution: Graz University of Technology, Austria

Wolfgang Dokonal holds an Dipl. ing and a Dr.techn. degree of Graz University of Technology. He has had a long standing connection with eCAADe (his first eCAADe conference was 1994 in Glasgow organized by Tom Maver at Strathclyde University with his group AbacUS – Advancing Buildings and Concepts Underpinning Sustainability ) He organised the eCAADe conference in 2003 in Graz (with the help of Urs Hirschberg) and became an eCAADe council member then. He was Vice-President of eCAADe from 2007 and was president from 2009 – 2011. Currently he is again Vice- President (emeritus). He works as an Ass. Professor at the Department of Urbanism at Graz University of Technology and teaches Architectural and Urban Design. His main research interests are City Modelling and collaborative design.

José Duarte

Member: José Duarte, Past President

Institution: University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Penn State, US

José P. Duarte (1964, Lisbon, Portugal) obtained a professional degree in architecture from TU Lisbon in 1987 and an S.M.Arch.S. in Design Enquiry and a Ph.D. in Design and Computation from MIT in 1993 and 2001, respectively. Currently, he is Full Professor (on leave) at the School of Architecture at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Chair in Design Innovation and Director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing (SCDC) at Penn State, US. His research is focused on the use of computer technologies for customising mass housing and enabling flexible urban design. He became member of the eCAADe council in 2004 and chaired the eCAADe conference in Lisbon in 2005. He was elected vice-president in 2007 and President in 2011.

Antonio Fioravanti

Member: Antonio Fioravanti

Institution: Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy

Aulikki Herneoja

Member: Aulikki Herneoja

Institution: University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture (OSA), Finland

Aulikki Herneoja (1964, Helsinki, Finland) holds an MSc in Architecture (1992) and DSc (Tech) (2007) at the University of Oulu, OSA(Faculty of Technology), Finland. At the moment she holds a position of University Lecturer, is the PI of Research Group Smart Architecture, City and Cultural Transformation and the Responsible Person of the Doctoral Degree in Architecture. She was hosting the 2016 eCAADe conference Complexity and Simplicity, at Oulu, Finland. She became eCAADe Council member in the year 2017. Her special interest is to combine architectural practical knowledge to academic design knowledge in real-world context through transdisciplinary approach. In her research career, she has been directing e.g. major Academy of Finland and TEKES funded interdisciplinary research projects concerning i.a. intelligent lighting.

Tom Maver

Research: Tom Maver

Institution: University of Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art, UK

Tom Maver is a founding member of eCAADe and CAADFutures and was, for over 25 years, the Director of ABACUS – the Architecture and Building Aids Computer Unit, Strathclyde. Currently he is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor in the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art.


Member: Rudi Stouffs

Institution: National University of Singapore, Singapore

Rudi Stouffs (1966, Etterbeek, Belgium) received an M.Sc. in architectural engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, an M.Sc. in computational design and a Ph.D. in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Previously, he has held positions at Carnegie Mellon University, ETH Zurich, and TU Delft. He chaired the 2013 eCAADe conference in Delft. His research interests include computational issues of description, modelling and representation for design in the areas of shape recognition and generation, information exchange, collaboration, geometric modelling, and visualization.