Ivan Jimenez is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction, where he joins the Institute as a 2016/2017 German Chancellor’s Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His research looks into advanced fabrication processes with a focus on robotics in Architecture and building at a large scale.
Ivan has a professional and academic background from Germany, Spain, France, Chile, Mexico and the United States. He graduated from University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture, B.S. in Environmental Design along with a Construction Management minor (12/2013). He was recipient of the Hines Fellowship to work for Enric Miralles/Benetta Tagliabue-EMBT in Barcelona, Spain. While working in Chile for Fluxá & Haas Arquitectos, he formed part of the restoration team for Chile’s second biggest stadium. He was also awarded with the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program, where he worked for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in collaboration with NBBJ Architects. He practiced at SFP Architekten, collaborating with the Bosch’s global hub for research and development center and in a master plan intervention to reactivate Egon Eirmann’s IBM Headquarter Campus.
Prior to joining the ICD, Ivan worked at a Design-Build Collaborative, where he acted as the project manager for several high-end residential projects. Ivan is also Co-Founder of Aora.Space, which connects local start-ups to institutions and citizens worldwide.