IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Cristiano Ceccato

Cristiano Ceccato

Cristiano Ceccato
Adaptation in Action: How Systemic Thinking Fuels Digital Practice

12 June , 2014

Today’s globalised practice is characterised by unprecedented increases in design speed, project complexity and size. Clients demand faster project turnaround, more flamboyant or iconic structures and stringent delivery parameters, each set within a project’s specific socio-economic and technological framework.

This lecture will highlight how practice-wide systemic thinking and applied digital research can govern projects dynamically, proactively yielding solutions of adaptive practice which integrate design research, project management, contractual frameworks and construction workflow to successfully tackle a wide variety of projects world-wide.

Biography

Cristiano Ceccato is an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects. Professional focus includes design and development of building infrastructure and cladding, geometric and computational rationalization and constructability resolution, project governance, cost control and construction supervision. Cristiano previously worked for Frank O. Gehry in Los Angeles and was also a co-founder of Gehry Technologies, where he worked on a wide range of projects and interdisciplinary research with Boeing. Cristiano trained as both an architect and computer scientist, and has practiced and taught architecture in Europe, Asia and the US. He received degrees from the Architectural Association and Imperial College in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.