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Sina Mostafavi

Dr. Sina Mostafavi is a practicing architect, researcher, and educator with expertise in computational design and architectural robotics. He is an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University College of Architecture, where he has been appointed as a Design, Computation, Fabrication, and Advanced Building Technology faculty member. He holds a doctoral degree from TU Delft, where he has been the manager and co-initiator of the robotic building lab of Hyperbody Group at BK-City. He is the founder of SETUParchitecture, an award-winning studio that aims at adapting digital design-to-production technologies to geo-cultural specificities. He has taught numerous design studios and seminars and led several research projects at TU Delft, the Netherlands, and Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA) at Bauhaus, Germany. 

In DIA Bauhaus, he has been the initiator and director of DARS.hub [Design, Architectural Robotics & Systems], in which he has led interdisciplinary projects such as Bioplastic Robotic-3D-Printing and Adaptive City Car sponsored by AUDI. Mostafavi's projects have been featured at international exhibitions, such as V2 gallery-institute for unstable media of Rotterdam, synthetic Exhibition in Le Mans Lillie, NAi in Rotterdam, construction week in Utrecht, Dutch Design Week, and Print the World Exposition in Centre Pompidou Paris. Mostafavi has received several awards, such as Architizer

 A+ Awards 2020, 2A Continental Euro-Asia Award 2018 in IAAC Barcelona for Softstone Building, and Emerging Scholar Digital Futures 2021 award.

Mostafavi is the author of the book Hybrid Intelligence in Architectural Robotic Materialization (HI-ARM), which centers on incorporating Computational, Fabrication, and Material Intelligence in integrated design-to-robotic-production workflows. Lectured and published internationally, he has been presenting in several institutions such as ETH Zurich, AA-London, UT Sydney, USC Los Angeles, TU Vienna, Paris Malaquais, and KNAW Amsterdam, among others. He is a scientific committee member of various journals and conferences such as eCAADe, ACADIA and CAAD Futures, and 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Journal. 

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