Laura Hannigan and Edoardo Tibuzzi (AKT II)
AA Summer DLAB Lecture Series
Thursday 27 July 2017
Laura Hannigan joined AKT II in 2013 following a role at Thornton Tomasetti in both their New York and London offices. A Gold Medal winner of the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland, she has an MEng in Structural Engineering with Architecture from University College Dublin and an MSt in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment from Cambridge University. She has a keen interest in the influence of computational design on structural engineering and her latter research focused on the applicability of the dormant method of graphic statics, where axial structures are solved graphically, in today’s world of 3D computational design. Her portfolio of work includes a wide array of London-based developments such as Make’s Rathbone Square and the high-profile 125 Shaftesbury Avenue.
Edoardo Tibuzzi graduated from the Civil Engineering Faculty of Rome University in 2005, and joined AKTII in 2007, where he now leads their Computational Design Unit. He has a profound interest in parametric design, interoperable-modelling, multi-scale modelling of structures and multidisciplinary design. Since joining AKTII he has completed various projects, including the UK Pavilion at Shanghai 2010 Expo, the BMW Pavilion and Coca-Cola BeatBox Pavilion at the London 2012 Olympics, Birmingham New Street Station re-development, and Bloomberg’s London Headquarters. Ed has taught Architectural Technology at KTH in Stockholm and led various workshops at Tor Vergata University in Rome, UCL, the Royal College of Arts and Colgate University. He is a co-author of ‘Design Engineering Re-Focused’, recently published in the AD Smart03.