IAAC – Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction
Applied Theory II – Interview series
Faculty & Curated by: Mathilde Marengo

Invited guest: Fabian Scheurer
Topic: Construction sector and Digitization

In the framework of the MRAC Applied Theory II seminar, the MRAC students lead an interview session with the invited guest Fabian Scheurer, member of MRAC Scientific Committee.

Fabian Scheurer is co-founder of Design-to-Production and leads the company’s office in Zurich. After graduating from the Technical University of Munich with a diploma in computer science and architecture, he worked as assistant for the university’s CAAD group, as software developer for CAD-provider Nemetschek, and as new media consultant for Eclat in Zurich.

From 2002 until 2006 he studied the use of artificial-life methods in architectural construction as a member of Ludger Hovestadt’s CAAD group at the ETH Zurich and managed to transfer the results to a number of collaborative projects between architects, engineers, and fabrication experts. In 2005 he co-founded Design-to-Production as a research group at ETH to explore the connections between digital design and fabrication.

At the end of 2006 Design-to-Production teamed up with architect Arnold Walz and became a commercial consulting practice, since then having implemented digital planning and production chains for projects like the Hungerburg-Funicular in Innsbruck (by Zaha Hadid), the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne (by SANAA), the Centre Pompidou in Metz, La Seine Musicale in Paris, Swatch in Biel (all three by Shigeru Ban) and many others.

Fabian Scheurer has been teaching Digital Modeling and Fabrication as guest lecturer/tutor at the AA in London, the IAAC in Barcelona, and at HTW Chur and BFH Biel (Switzerland).

After the interview, Fabian held a public open Lecture in IAAC with the title Design to Production – BIM to Fabrication.
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