Dr. Mohammed Makki
Mohammed has established himself as a research oriented architect. His work has been internationally recognized by both professional and academic institutions alike; where his research has been published and presented across several highly reputable peer reviewed journals and conferences worldwide.
Mohammed holds Masters in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association (AA) in London, as well as a PhD from the AA gained under the supervision of Dr. Michael Weinstock. Mohammed’s work is focused on advanced computational design methods and the application of biological and natural processes within the design process. As part of his research, Mohammed is the co-founder of the plugin Wallacei, an evolutionary and analytic engine for Grasshopper 3D that allows users to run evolutionary simulations and analyse the results within a single streamlined user interface. Additionally, Mohammed is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Mohammed's current research examines the growth and environmental/social adaptation of urban tissues through the application of an algorithmic biological model of evolutionary development. Working closely with the most progressive computational tools, he has extensively researched the biological principles of evolutionary development, especially in the field of genetics, and firmly believes that their application in urban systems is essential for a more sustainable and adaptive future for our children and grandchildren.