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Academic

AA School of Architecture
Warden, Hooke Park
Responsible for managing Hooke Park’s academic use, finances, operations, infrastructure and health and safety. As Warden I work closely with the AA school director and senior management, the Hooke Park staff, and tutors and departments from across the school to develop Hooke Park as a unique academic facility, public resource, and leading site of architectural research.

http://hookepark.aaschool.ac.uk

Where: London + Hooke Park
When: 2019–
AA School of Architecture
Specialist Lecturer, Design + Make
Specialist Lecturer for the AA’s MArch/MSc Design + Make programme. Working closely with the programme’s directors and students, I am responsible for delivering an integrated manner of teaching - providing studio tutoring and instruction in digital tools such as 3D scanning and a range of fabrication strategies – in order to enable the realisation of ambitious architectural constructs.

http://designandmake.aaschool.ac.uk

Where: London + Hooke Park
When: 2016–
AA Visiting School
SummerBuild Programme Head
Responsible for organising and directing an international team of students and practitioners from a range of fields who join students of the Design + Make programme to help construct active projects in Hooke Park.

http://summerbuild.aaschool.ac.uk

Where: Hooke Park
When: 2016–18
AA Visiting School
Robotic Fabrications Studio Tutor
Tutor for the AA’s Robotic Fabrications visiting school with director Emmanuel Vercruysse. Re-inventing traditional making techniques and tools, we apply them alongside digital fabrication tools and 3D scanning to develop innovative processes for physical production.

http://roboticfabrications.aaschool.ac.uk

Where: Hooke Park
When: 2016–17
AA Visiting School
MakeLab Technical Tutor
Tutor for the AA’s Makelab Visiting School along with director Jeroen van Ameijde. A yearly five-day workshop engaging with computer-aided architectural design and fabrication aimed at developing new modes of design conception. A diverse range of software is employed.

See project

Where: Hooke Park, UK
When: 2016–17
Dalhousie School of Architecture
Workshop Assistant
While studying at Dalhousie School of Architecture, prior carpentry experience enabled me to work as a teaching assistant in the school’s workshop - supervising my fellow students’ use of machinery.
Where: Halifax
When: 2011–12

Professional

Novita Interpares
Designer
Project Manager for cultural consulting practice Novita Interpares. Working closely with the firm’s partners and clients, tasks included project management, research and design development – including for the design of five facilities for a theatre festival that takes place in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

http://novitainterpares.ca/

Where: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
When: 2012-15
Plant Architects
Collaborator
Plant is a diverse practice operating in the fields of architecture, landscape and design at a broad range of scales. I worked closely with the partners on the development of two installations including one for the 2012 Venice Biennale.

http://branchplant.com/

Where: Toronto
When: 2012
NL Architects
Architectural Intern
Six month internship working with a diverse international team on the preparation of competition proposals as well as development work on active projects.

http://www.nlarchitects.nl/

Where: Amsterdam
When: 2012
Measured Architecture Inc.
Architectural Intern
Working closely with Measured’s partners, responsible for constructing both scale models and full size mock ups as well as helping to establish the firm’s model making shop.

http://www.measured.ca/

Where: Vancouver
When: 2011

Education

AA School of Architecture
MArch
Completed the AA's MArch Design + Make with the programme's first Distinction in recognition of leading the design and fabrication of the Wood Chip Barn project.

http://designandmake.aaschool.ac.uk

Where: London, UK
When: 2014-16
Dalhousie University
BEDS
Completed the Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) programme at Dalhousie School of Architecture after studying physics and environmental science at Dalhousie.
Where: Halifax, NS
When: 2009-12
University of King's College
Foundation
The Foundation Year Programme is a one year intensive liberal arts programme focused on a critical study of the foundational texts of western thought.
Where: Halifax, NS
When: 2008–09

Committees

AA School of Architecture
Academic Board
Nominated as a Postgraduate Staff Representative to the AA's reformed Academic Board chaired by School Director Eva Franch i Gilabert.

https://aaschool.ac.uk

Where: London, UK
When: 2018-
AA School of Architecture
Academic Committee
Nominated as a Postgraduate Staff Representative to the AA's reformed Academic Committee chair by Dr Michael Weinstock.

https://aaschool.ac.uk

Where: London, UK
When: 2018-

Publication

Altered Behaviour: The Performative Nature of Manufacture
Paper ‘Altered Behaviour: The Performative Nature of Manufacture Chainsaw Choreographies + Bandsaw Manoeuvres’ presented at Rob|Arch 2018 and published in conference proceedings. Written with Emmanuel Vercruysse and Pradeep Devadass.

http://www.robarch2018.org/

Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: 2018
Infinite Variation; Radical Strategies
Contribution to paper entitled ‘Infinite Variation; Radical Strategies’ published as part of conference proceedings by Design + Make’s Emmanuel Vercruysse and Martin Self.

See project

Where: Stuttgart, Germany
When: 2017
Tree Fork Truss: Geometric Strategies for Exploiting Inherent Form
Paper ‘Tree Fork Truss: Geometric Strategies for Exploiting Inherent Form’ published as part of conference’s proceeding with Martin Self.

See project

Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: 2016
Tree Fork Truss: An Architecture of Inherent Forms
Design + Make MArch thesis

See project

Where: Hooke Park, United Kingdom
When: 2016

Conference

International Wood Educators Conference
Invited to present the Wood Chip Barn's 'Tree Fork Truss' to an international audience at Laurentian School of Architecture.
Where: Sudbury, Canada
When: 2019
Rob|ARCH
Invited to present a paper, ‘Altered Behaviour - The Performative Nature of Manufacture’ developed through the Robotic Fabrications AA Visiting School.

http://www.robarch2018.org/

Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: 2018
Fabricate
Fabricate is an international peer reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication.

http://www.fabricate.org/

Where: Stuttgart, Germany
When: 2017
Advances in Architectural Geometry

Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: 2016
New Languages of Wood
Invited to present Design + Make’s work at the symposium with a particular emphasis on the Wood Chip Barn’s ‘Tree Fork Truss.’
Where: Fayetteville, Arkansas
When: 2016
Ghost 13 – 'Ideas in Things'
A three-day international architecture conference from held at architect Brian MacKay-Lyons farm in Nova Scotia, Canada. Addressing the separation of the academy and practice, or the mind and the hand.
Where: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
When: 2011

Press

Architecture Graduates to Watch - Something Curated
Masters thesis work profiled on the website Something Curated.

http://somethingcurated.com/2016/07/06/architec...

When: 2016
The Temple Radio Show
Discussing robots and architecture in the forest with fellow Canadian Joshua Harskamp on his radio programme the Temple Show.

http://www.thetempleshow.com/Episode-8-Zachary-...

When: 2016
CNN Style
Video profile on Design + Make’s work including a feature on the Wood Chip Barn.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/architecture/2016/02/...

When: 2016
BBC Countryfile
Wood Chip Barn project featured (20 minutes) in an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qz9fk

When: 2016
Dezeen
Project feature – Wood Chip Barn.

http://www.dezeen.com/2016/02/23/architectural-...

When: 2016
AIA
Model describing materiality of Louis Kahn's Exeter Library published within an article by AIA.

https://www.aia.org/articles/171-louis-kahns-li...

When: 2015
Dezeen
Project feature – Inhabitable Tetrahedron.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/07/floating-pyram...

When: 2014

Awards

IStructE
‘Tree Fork Truss’ designed and fabricated for the Design + Make programme shortlisted for the IStructE awards
Where: London
When: 2016
AA School of Architecture
Design + Make MArch awarded with distinction. The programme’s first.
Where: London + Hooke Park
When: 2016
Dalhousie University
Physics and Atmospheric Science Award.
Where: Halifax
When: 2010
University of King’s College
In course scholarship.
Where: Halifax
When: 2009