ARTIST NAME Sushant Verma
TEAM NAME Devadass / Verma
GROUP Group XXXVIII, Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
DISCIPLINE Architecture
WEBSITE
BIO Born in 1987
Lives in London, United Kingdom

Education

- Architecture, Em.Tech. (Emergent Technologies and Design), Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom
- Architecture, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, [RIBA Part II Equivalent - 5 year programme] [Affiliated to G.G.S.I.P. University, Delhi] (GOLD MEDALIST)

Work Experience

2013 to Present
- Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects, London, United Kingdom
- Thesis Tutor & Lecturer (External), University of Brescia, Italy
- Associate Editor, Arch2O
- Architecture Apprentice/Computational Designer, RoboFold

2012 to Present
- Co-founder & Researcher (Part-Time), rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology

2008 to 2011
- Founder & Principal Architect, studio[2121]architecture

2010 to 2011
- M:OFA Studios Pvt. Ltd. (Manifestation Of Fluid Architecture), New Delhi, India

2010
- Architect, Mani Chowfla Architects and Consultants, New Delhi, India

2007 to 2009
- Assistant Architect (Part-time), Design Consultants India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India

2008
- Architectural internship, M:OFA Studios Pvt. Ltd. (Manifestation Of Fluid Architecture), New Delhi, India

Publications & Research Papers

- “Curved Folding: Design to Fabrication” by Sushant Verma & Gregory Epps (RoboFOLD) - ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 453-454
- “Super-complexity Control” (Essay in Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture by Sushant Verma) Riverside Architectural Press / ABC Art Books Canada, 2013
Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture Paperback – November 1, 2013
by Rachel Armstrong (Author, Editor) , Simone Ferracina (Editor)
- “Adaptive [skins]: Responsive building skin systems based on tensegrity principles.” In Future Traditions. Rethinking Traditions and Envisioning the Future of Architecture Through the Use of Digital Technologies, 1st eCAADe Regional International Workshop Proceedings, 155-170. eCAADe: Regional Internaional Workshops. Porto, Portugal: University of Porto, 2013. (Sushant Verma and Pradeep Devadass)
- “adaptive [skins] –Use of genetic algorithms for actuation system optimization,” EG-ICE 2013 (European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering), 2013, Vienna, Austria 1st-3rd July 2013. (Sushant Verma and Pradeep Devadass)
- CAADRIA 2013 (The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia), NUS, Singapore 14th -18th May 2013.
- ASCAAD 2013 (Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design), Jeddah,Saudi Arabia March/April 2014. • CAAD Futures 2013 (Computer Aided Architectural Design) , Shanghai, China 3rd-5th July 2013.
- arch2o.com: “Create your tools, first,” “Shapes of parametric architecture,” “Simplexity- What exactly are we trying to achieve?,” “Testing your tools,” “Super-complexity and Human Perception,” “Responsive to Adaptive,” “The shifting trends in architecture,” “Material Computation,” “Towards a performative architecture,” “The power of open-source in design: Blessing or Curse”

Achievements & Awards

2012
- “Exploring Principles of Plectic Architecture to Activate Urban Voids,” 9th AHRA Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland
- Em.Tech. Core Studio I –Condensation Pavilion Project, AA-Open Jury 2012, showcase of best projects from graduate school programs

2010
- Closed competition bid winner for Refurbishment of Army Golf Course, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi
- J.R. Bhalla Gold Medal in recognition to all round academic performance in Final Year including Dissertation Research, Urban Design Studio and Architectural Thesis

Scholarships & Workshops

2013
- scholarship, SmartGeometry2013, Bartlett, UCL-London, United Kingdom
- selected participant, MAEDA twisting concrete workshop, AA School, at Hooke Park, United Kingdom

2012
- Physical Computing Workshop, (sensory equipment and Arduino microcontrollers for data mapping and emergent fabrications), Architectural Association, London, United Kingdom
- Super Surface Modelling Workshop (Python Scripting and 3D Printing)

2009
- selected participant, The Urban Habitats Forum Fellowship Programme, India
PORTRAIT
Sushant Verma portrait
© Sushant Verma
FINAL PROJECT
YTD - You’re The Designer, adaptive[systems]

© MAK Center / Joshua White

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