Paola Sanguinetti 

Director of the Design School at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Dr. Paola Sanguinetti is the Director of the Design School at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Paola has two decades of teaching experience in architecture and computational design. Paola received a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in High Performance Buildings and Design Computation. Paola worked in Prof. Chuck Eastman’s Digital Building Laboratory, developing tools to automate data exchanges between building-information models and simulation models. Her current research focuses on energy efficient 3D-printed construction.

Paola has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, including DesignIntelligence's most admired educators in 2014. Her passion is mentoring students and supporting the participation of underrepresented groups in her area of expertise: building simulation, robotic fabrication and virtual reality in architecture.

She has an active BIM consulting practice. Paola has worked professionally in New York and London, gaining experience with several internationally distinguished architectural practices, including those of Emilio Ambasz and Zaha Hadid. 


Randy Deutsch


Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP is an educator, author, international keynote speaker, AI researcher and a licensed architect having designed +100 large, complex sustainable projects for which he received the AIA Young Architect Award Chicago. Since 2011 Randy has authored six books, most recently Convergence: The Redesign of Design (AD, 2017); Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice (Routledge, 2019), Think Like An Architect: How to develop critical, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills (RIBA, 2020) and Adapt As an Architect: A Midcareer Companion (RIBA, 2021,) the last two written and published during the pandemic. In addition to teaching at University of Illinois at Chicago starting in 2001 and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign starting in 2012, until 2019 Randy served as Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Architecture. Randy previously served on AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President; on ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2018 R+D jury; and led an annual Executive Education program at Harvard GSD. Randy is currently part of a team that received an NSF Grant and DPI Seed Grant for planning a first-of-its-kind Institute for the application of AI in design, construction and operations of buildings and infrastructure. In 2020 Randy was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.


Lucia Santaella

Professor and Researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo 

Lucia Santaella is a researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, category 1A). She graduated with a Bachelor in Portuguese and English Language and with a Ph.D. in Literary Theory from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP) in 1973. Dr. Lucia Santaella became Full Professor in Communication Sciences at ECA/USP in 1993, and she currently is full Professor of the Graduate Program in Communication and Semiotics at PUCSP. She is the Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Program in Digital Design Intelligence and Technologies, Director of the Center for Research in Digital Media (CIMID) and Coordinator of the Peircean Studies Center at PUCSP. She has published 51 books, six of which are co-authored and two are from critical studies. Lucia has also been editor of 26 books. In addition, Lucia Santaella has published nearly 500 articles in scientific journals in Brazil and internationally. Her most recent areas of research are Communication, Cognitive and Computational Semiotics, Artificial Intelligence, Technological Aesthetics and Philosophy and Methodology of Science.

Greg Lynn

Founder and owner of Greg Lynn FORM and the co-Founder of the robotics company Piaggio Fast Forward.

Greg Lynn was born in 1964. In 1986, he graduated from Miami University of Ohio with Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Philosophy degrees and in 1988 he graduated from Princeton University with a Master of Architecture degree.  He is the founder and owner of Greg Lynn FORM.  He has served on numerous advisory boards and is co-Founder and CEO of the robotic company Piaggio Fast Forward.  He won a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and represented the United States in the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture twice.  His architectural work is in the permanent collections of museums including the CCA, SFMoMA, ICA Chicago and MoMA and  his Alessi “Supple” Mocha Cups and his Vitra “Ravioli” Chair have been inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection. He received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award, is the recipient of a Red Dot Best of the Best Design Award, and was awarded a fellowship from United States Artists.  He is an o. Univ. Prof. Arch. at the Angewandte Wien and UCLA.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Candian Center for Architecture. He is the author of thirteen books.


José P. Duarte

Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Chair in Design Innovation, Penn State University

Director, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing

José P. Duarte (Lic Arch UT Lisbon 1987, SMArchS 1993 and PhD MIT 2001) is the Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation and director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing at Penn State, where he is Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Affiliate Professor of Architectural Engineering and Engineering Design. Dr. Duarte was co-founder of the Penn State Additive Construction Laboratory (AddCon Lab) and his research interests are in the use of digital technology to design and make mass customized affordable housing. Recently, he co-edited (with Branko Kolarevic) the book "Mass Customization and Design Democracy" (Routledge, NY, 2019) and his team was awarded 2nd place in the finals of the "NASA 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge."

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