ITECH Expert Lecture – Winter Term 2017/2018
06.02.2018 – 19.00 pm
Room 1.08, K1, 1st floor
Keplerstrasse 11, 70174 Stuttgart
“Design Research in Practice | Manufacturing Design in Research”
Saman Saffarian is an Architectural Designer, a Marie-Curie Fellow and a Research Associate at the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. He is currently pursuing his research interests as a PhD candidate within the InnoChain Research Network. His research project focuses on Design Development and Manufacturing of Climate Adaptive Building Envelopes and Exploring potentials of Material-Gradient-FRP as a material solution for Kinetic Applications. Prior to joining the ITKE in 2015, he worked as a Lead Designer for Zaha Hadid Architects in London, delivering Concept Designs for many projects and competitions of various scale and complexity. Additionally, in collaboration with ZHA-CoDe, he contributed to the development and fabrication of a number of experimental and research-based installations and exhibitions. Sam holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture & Building Engineering from Brno University of Technology (2006) and a Diploma in Architecture from University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2009).