London, Madrid, New York
Foster + Partners understands that the best design comes from a completely integrated approach from conception to completion. We have a strong creative team, in which structural and environmental engineers work alongside the architects from the beginning of the design process. By doing so, we believe that they can learn from one another and combine their knowledge to devise wholly integrated design solutions. The design teams are supported by numerous in-house disciplines, ensuring that we have the knowledge base to create buildings that are environmentally sustainable and uplifting to use.
Xavier De Kestelier
Foster + Partner / Joint Head of Specialist Modelling Group (SMG)
Xavier De Kestelier is joint head of Foster + Partners’ Specialist Modelling Group (SMG), the architecture practice’s multi-disciplinary research and development group. With this team of computational architects and engineers, he has worked on projects such as Beijing Airport, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Kuwait Airport and the Yachtplus super yachts.
His… read more
Angelos is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, as a member of the Innochain network. He teaches at IaaC and at the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London. Previously he has been working as an Associate for the Applied Research + Development group… read more
James Solly is a Research Associate and tutor at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (itke) (http://www.itke.uni-stuttgart.de/) at the University of Stuttgart.
He completed a Master’s in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in 2008 before working with Ramboll UK and BuroHappold Engineering until 2015 on the design and realisation of computationally or geometrically complex… read more
Arthur Prior is a Marie Curie Researcher at the Bartlett school of Architecture, London. He is currently pursuing practice-based research into hybrid manufacturing processes, employing the use of both additive and subtractive fabrication strategies.