André is a talented senior engineer and a specialist in computational design and simulation. He is Technical Director of the Digital Engineering team – a team created to explore and develop advanced technologies and deliver innovative new solutions for complex designs.
André is an enthusiastic advocate of cutting-edge technology and contributes to projects with advanced skills in structural optimisation, algorithmic design, daylight analysis and programming in modelling, analysing and solving complex, multi-disciplinary engineering problems.
Tell us a bit about you:
I have a somewhat unorthodox background. I was trained as a biomedical engineer and eventually specialised in bone biomechanics. My PhD studies investigated how bones optimise their shape to accommodate to their mechanical environment. My experience in the AEC industry and interest in computational design started in the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster+Partners, where I initiated a research project on spaceframe optimisation.