Theo Dounas
senior lecturer, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Theodoros Dounas is an award-winning chartered architect and academic, investigating in computation and fabrication in architecture and design, with practice experience in complex buildings of all scales. He is the founding partner of the multidisciplinary office ‘Adventurous Architecture’. He is currently senior lecturer at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Aberdeen, Scotland. Until recently he was associate professor and founding member of the department of Architecture at Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.

He has been teaching in architecture schools and colleges in Europe and China for 13 years and has experience with basic and applied research in architectural design. His design and research work has been published internationally and he has received awards for both research and architectural design. His main research deals with methods and computer generative tools in architectural design.

His latest projects include an innovative co-working space in Shanghai and an elevator test Tower in Kunshan.

His forthcoming book Suzhou Utopias examines computation as an alternative manner in constructing architectural utopias.

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