About the Author
Xavier De Kestelier is Associate Partner with the Specialist Modelling Group of Foster+Partners, where he has worked on a broad range of projects such as Beijing Airport, the Yacht Plus BoatFleet and the Masdar Institute of Technology. Originallyfrom Belgium, he gained an MArch from the University of Ghent and an MSc (Urban Design) from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Since 2006 he has been visiting professor at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and Syracuse University (USA). He is a Director at SmartGeometry, an international group of academics and professionals who promote the use of parametric and computational techniques in architecture through conferences and publications.
Brady Peters is an architect and researcher. Currently, he is a PhD Fellow at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen Denmark. His current research focuses on the use of computation and parametric design tools in architectural practice. Originally from Canada, Brady Peters has a MArch from Dalhousie University and a BSc from the University of Victoria. In London he worked for Buro Happold and in 2003, he joined Foster + Partners, where he was a key member of the Specialist Modelling Group, and became an Associate Partner. He has taught architectural design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, the University of Ghent, the University of Nottingham and has been a tutor at almost every SmartGeometry conference.