Since 2011 the Laboratory for Integrative Design has worked with collaborators from all over the world on projects that leverage computational and material techniques.  These collaborators bring their research agendas to a variety of projects and collaborate with us in the development new techniques and workflows for the production of prototypes and projects at various scales.


Mariana Ibanez

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Mariana Ibanez is an architect in Argentina, and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she is part of the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab.  Mariana has degrees from the University of Buenos Aires where she had received her Bachelor of Architecture, and a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London.Profile_Image_SKim

Simon Kim

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A graduate of the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association and formerly a designer and project architect for the Office of Zaha Hadid, and a consultant to Gehry Technologies. Simon has taught studios and workshops at MIT, Yale University, and the AA.  Professor Kim’s recent research has been an engagement with electronic devices, dynamic environments and urban space as a continually mediated and perceptual frame. His post-graduate work at MIT was on cybernetics, machines, architecture, and their translated design experiences through interfaces. Simon has presented his research at conferences on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, and Cybernetic Science and Systems Research.  Simon is an Assistant Professor at Penn.