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Zachary Mollica is a 27 year old Canadian architect and maker currently working full time as a Studio Tutor for the Architectural Association's M.Arch Design + Make programme.

Email: zacharymollica@gmail.com

Schooling

M.Arch

Architectural Association

MArch Design + Make programme completed with Distinction at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
London, UK / 2014-16 / Link

BEDS

Dalhousie University

After a year studying physics and environmental science at Dalhousie completed a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) programme at Dalhousie School of Architecture.
Halifax, NS / 2009-12

Foundation

University of King's College

The Foundation Year Programme offers a one year intensive exploration of foundational texts of western thought.
Halifax, NS / 2008–09

Professional

Designer

Novita Interpares

Responsible for project design work, the production of cultural consulting reports, as well as a redesign of the firm’s website and print materials.
Lunenburg / 2012-15 / Link

Architectural Intern

NL Architects

Worked on the preparation of competition proposals as well as ongoing development work on active projects.
Amsterdam / 2012 / Link

Collaborator

Plant Architects

Assisted Plant's partners with the design of two architectural installations including one for the 2012 Venice Biennale.
Toronto / 2012 / Link

Architectural Intern

Measured Architecture Inc.

Working closely with Measured's partners, responsible for constructing both scale models and full size mockups as well as helping to establish the firm’s model making shop.
Vancouver / 2011 / Link

Academic Positions

Course Tutor

Architectural Association

After graduating with Distinction from the Architectural Association’s MArch Design + Make in early 2016, began working as a studio tutor for the programme.
London + Hooke Park / 2016– / Link

Director

SummerBuild

Coordinating director for the AA's SummerBuild programme. Organising an international work force to help Design + Make students construct their experimental architectures.
Hooke Park / 2016– / Link

Tutor

Robotic Fabrications

Tutor for the AA's Robotic Fabrications Visiting School along with Director Emmanuel Vercruysse.
Hooke Park / 2016– / Link

Tutor

MakeLab

Tutor for the AA's Makelab Visiting School along with Director Jeroen van Ameijde.
Hooke Park / 2016–17 / Link

Workshop Assistant

Dalhousie School of Architecture

Workshop TA while studying architecture at Dalhousie.
Halifax / 2011–12

Papers

Infinite Variation; Radical Strategies

Contribution to a paper published as part of 2017 Fabricate conference in Stuttgart by Design + Make directors Emmanuel Vercruysse and Martin Self.
Stuttgart / 2017 / Link

Tree Fork Truss: Geometric Strategies for Exploiting Inherent Form

Paper published as part of 2016 Advances in Architectural Geometry conference.
Zurich / 2016 / Link

Tree Fork Truss: An Architecture of Inherent Forms

Design + Make MArch thesis
Hooke Park / 2016 / Link

Press

Architecture Graduates to Watch - Something Curated

Masters thesis work profiled on the website Something Curated.
/ 2016 / Link

The Temple Radio Show

Discussing robots and architecture in the forest with fellow Canadian Joshua Harskamp on his radio programme the Temple Show.
/ 2016 / Link

CNN Style

Video interview and profile focused on Design + Make's ongoing work at Hooke Park including a feature on the Wood Chip Barn.
/ 2016 / Link

BBC Countryfile

An episode of Countrfile focused on Dorset, UK includes a feature on the Wood Chip Barn.
/ 2016 / Link

Dezeen

Article for the Wood Chip Barn project
/ 2016 / Link

Dezeen

Article focused on the Inhabitable Tetrahedron
/ 2014 / Link

Events

Fabricate

Fabricate is an international peer reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication.
Stuttgart, Germany / 2017 / Link

Advances in Architectural Geometry

Zurich, Switzerland / 2016

New Languages of Wood

Fayetteville, Arkansas / 2016

Ideas in Things (Ghost 13)

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia / 2011

Awards

IStructE

'Tree Fork Truss' designed and fabricated while completing the Design + Make programme shortlisted for the IStructE awards.
London / 2016

Architectural Association

MArch degree awarded with distinction from the AA's Design + Make programme.
London + Hooke Park / 2016

Dalhousie University

Physics and Atmospheric Science Award.
Halifax / 2010

University of King’s College

In course scholarship.
Halifax / 2009