Shajay Bhooshan |  Curriculum Vitae (2019)


PhD researcher,  BLOCK Research Group, ETH Zurich. 2017 – 
Research Fellow, BLOCK Research Group, ETH Zurich. 2014 – 2016
M.Phil,University of Bath, Bath, UK. 2013 – 2015
M.Arch, AA-DRL, AA School of Architecture, London, UK. 2004 – 2006
B.Arch, TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi, India. 1997 – 2002


Zaha Hadid Computation and Design Group (ZHCODE), Zaha Hadid Architects, London
    Associate, 2014 – present,
    Lead Designer, 2008 – 4,
    Co-founder, 2007-08

Architectural Assistant, HOK Sport Architecture, London, 2006 – 2007
Architect, B.S. Bhooshan and Associates, India. 2002 – 2004
New Media and Graphic Designer, Freelance, 2002 – 2004
Intern, Christopher Benninger and Associates, India. 1999 – 2000

Architectural Association
    Studio master, AA Design Research Lab. 2012 – present
    Course tutor, AA Design Research Lab. 2008 – 2012
    Director, AA Visiting School India. 2009 – 2015

Guest professor / lecturer
    University of Innsbruck, 2016
    University of Nottingham. 2009 – 2010
    Dessau Institute of Architecture. 2010
    Computational design seminar tutor,
    AA-DRL, Graduate Design School. AA School of Arch. 2005 – 2007
    Undergraduate School. AA School of Arch  2005 – 2008

Seminar tutor
    AA Media Studies. 2008, 2009 – 2010
    AADM, University of Westminster. 2009 – 2010


Build space residency, Autodesk, Boston, 2017,2018,2019
Researcher Residency, Autodesk Idea Studio. Jun-Oct 2010.
Head Trust Award, The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Art (RSA)
Design Directions 2005/06, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems. Jan 2006
Chosen Representative, Beyond Media 05_Script: International Festival for Architecture and Media. Dec 2005
Semi-finalist, w/ team MANIFOLD AADRL ’06 Possible Futures, Bienal Miami + Beach 2005. Nov 2005.
Gold Medal: Best Thesis, TVB School of Habitat Studies, India. June 2003
Chosen  representative, Hunter Douglas Archiprix world’s best graduation projects awards, Istanbul. June 2003


C / C++,  CUDA, GLSL, Python, Processing / Java, Maya Embedded Language (MEL)
Maya, Rhinoceros, 3DStudio Max, Adobe graphic and video suite,
AutoCAD, Microstation, 


Keynote, Sarasota Design Conference, Sarasota, USA 2020 (invited)
Keynote, Mass Timber Conference, Portland, USA 2020 (invited)
Keynote, CAADRIA 2020, Bangkok, Thailand 2020 (invited)
Lecture, University of TU Vienna,Vienna, Austria 2020 (invited)

Keynote, Sense Grand Opening Lecture, Bangkok, Thailand 2019
Keynote, World Summit on Digital Built Environment, Oslo, Norway 2019
Invited Lecture, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA 2019
Keynote, World Summit on Digital Built Environment, Helsinki, Finland 2019
Invited lecture, ICD University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany 2019
Keynote, Digital Futures 2019, Shanghai, China 2019
Invited Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA 2019
Keynote, Game Set and Match, Doha, Qatar 2019
Invited Presentation, Arup Foresight technology group-think event, Amsterdam, 2019

Invited Lecture, IAAC, Barcelona 2018
Keynote, World Wood day, Helsinki, Finland 2018
Invited Lecture, AADLAB, Architectural Association, 2018
Lecture, SAC staedelschule, Tectonism : a social value proposition for digital design & fabrication, Frankfurt 2018
Symposium presentation, Tectonism : straddling story telling and science, Utzon(x) Symposium 2018, Aalborg, 2018
Symposium presentation,  Tectonism & stereotomy, Stereotomy 2.0, New York, 2018
Lecture, Tectonism : performance and its aesthetic, India Architecture Dialogue, New Delhi, 2018
Lecture, Cumulative,Collaborative,Disruptive, Architectural Association, London, 2018

Lecture, Parametric Design Thinking, lectures on Contemporary Architecture, Politecnico Di Milano, Milan, 2017
Keynote, Symposium of Experimental Architecture, Prague,2017.
Keynote, IABSE, London,2017.
Keynote, Rising Architecture Festival, Aarhus,2017.
Invited Panellist, Asper series - digitlization of architetcure, Stockholm, 2017
Keynote, DigitalFutures,Tongi University, Shanghai, 2017.
Keynote, AEC hackathon 2017,TU Munich,Munich 2017.
Keynote, Game Set Match II, TU Delft, Netherlands, November 2016
Keynote lecture, ASCAAD conference, London, UK, November 2016
Presentation, adaptive strategies, Brno, Czech Republic, October 2016
Keynote, TensiNet conference, Newcastle, UK, October 2016
Lecture, University of Innsbruck, Austria, December 2015
Lecture, USC,Los Angeles,USA December 2015
Lecture, WSA,Cardiff, UK. November  2015
Lecture, ADOBE Max, Los Angeles,USA, October 2015
Lecture, Altair EATC, Paris,France, October 2015
Lecture, CITA, Copenhagen, Denmark. April 2014
Keynote, Trikona conference, Chennai, India. March 2014
Keynote, Ingenio conference, Guadalajara, Mexico. Aug 2013
Keynote, TensiNet conference, Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013
Lecture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. March 2013
Lecture, Anna University, India. Jan 2012
Presentation, Designers gallery, Autodesk University, Las Vegas. Dec 2011
Presentation, Autodesk University, Las Vegas, USA. Dec 2010
Panellist and presenter, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Nov 2010
Lecture, with Chikara Inamura, Hunan University China. Sept 2010
Lecture, Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany. Dec 2009
Lecture, University of Notthigham, UK. Nov 2009
Lecture,  CANActions, Kiev, Ukraine. Oct 2009
Presentation, thisHappened, London Digital Week, UK. Oct 2009
Lecture, University of Brighton, UK. Dec 2008
Lecture,IAAC, Barcelona, Spain. Oct 2008
Panellist and presenenter, SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles, USA.
Presentation, Association of Anthropologists, Mysore, India. Feb 2003


Invited exhibit, Zaha Hadid Computation and Design group with Giuseppe Fallacara and Concrede, Dutuch Design Week, Amsterdam, 2019
Invited exhibit, Zaha Hadid Computation and Design group with Giuseppe Fallacara, marmomac, Verona, 2019
Invited exhibition, Second Digital turn, Zaha Hadid Computation and Design group, the building centre, London, 2018
Invited exhibition, The work of Zaha Hadid Computation and Design group, Zaha Hadid Gallery, London, 2018
Invited contributions to Design as second nature, MUAC, Mexico City, 2018
Invited contributions to Stereotomy 2.0, par excellence, New York,2018
Invited contributions to Zaha Hadid Evolution, Arts University Bournemouth,2018
Invited contributions to Zaha Hadid and Italy, Maxxi museum, Rome 2017
Invited contributions to Zaha Hadid travelling exhibition, Taipei, 2017
Invited contributions to Metautopia, Zaha Hadid galleries,London 2017
Invited contributions to Zaha Hadid memorial show, Pallazzo Franchetti, Venice, 2016
Invited contributions to Maison Mais Non, London, 2016
Corn&coal w/ Alicia Nahmad,Camarada festival, Mexican Embassy. 2013
Idea-Studio research-residency models and research
TED 2011, Palm Springs, USA, as part of Autodesk showcase. Feb 2011
Permanent exhibit at Autodesk galleries, San Fransisco, USA. Jan 2011
Use of Autodesk Maya for architectural form finding
TED 2010, as part of Autodesk showcase. Feb 2010
Boys and their Toys, with Daniel Widrig, Lexington, USA. Oct- Nov 2009
Blink and you’ll miss it, with Tom Cecil, Philip Langley, Beyond Media, Florence. Jul 2009
Binaural with Daniel Widrig, Frozen: 5 days off festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jul 2008


3D printing, Stone and other materials

    Lapella, Carbon-fibre reinforced thin stone chair, 2018: ZHCODE, New Fundamentals Research Group, AKT
        II, Generelli Italy
    Thallus, robotically printed plastic on robotic hotwire cut formwork, Salone Di Mobile, 2017: ZHCODE, AI
        Build, Odico Robotic formworks
    Topology optimised 3D printed chair, ZHCODE, Stratasys, 2016
    Volu, formed sheet metal skin on aluminium sub-structure, 2016: ZHCODE, One to One, UAP
        Shell structures
    Interactive fabric installation (7x4x3m), DAC, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2013: ZHCODE, Kollision DK.
    EPS foam formwork, topology optimised shell (5x4x4m), Mexico City, Mexico. 2013: ZHCODE, Chikara
        Inamura Asbjorn Sondergaard, Alicia Nahmad.
    Bent-steel pipe, hypar shell cluster (12x20x20m), Beijing, China. 2013: ZHCODE, Bollinger Grohmann
    Fabric-formed FRP shell (8x6x4m), SCI-Arc Gallery, LA, USA. 2012: ZHCODE, Kreysler Associates.
    Fabric-formed concrete shell (8x6x4m), Bangalore, India. 2010: ZHCODE, AA School, BSB Architects.
        CNC Waffle Concrete shell (9x6x4m), Mexico City, Mexico. 2010: ZHCODE, Kreysler Associates, Alicia

Curved Folding

    Curved-crease folded aluminum sculptures, InCITE Gallery, Bangalore, India, 2013 : ZHCODE.
    Arum, curved-crease folded, self-supporting aluminium structure (8x8x6m), Venice Biennale, Italy, 2012:
        ZHCODE, Buro Happold , Robofold
    Curved-crease folded Aluminum sculptures, InCITE Gallery, Bangalore, India, 2012: ZHCODE, Chikara
        Inamura, John Klein


3D printing

    Bhooshan, Shajay, Ladinig, J., Van Mele, T., & Block, P. (2018). Function Representation for Robotic 3D Printed Concrete.
        Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design, 98–109. Springer.,
    Bhooshan, S., Van Mele, T., Block, P., 2018b. Equilibrium-Aware Shape Design for Concrete Printing. In: De
        Rycke, K., Gengnagel, C., Baverel, O., Burry, J., Mueller, C., Nguyen, M.M., Rahm, P., Thomsen, M.R.
        (Eds.), Humanizing Digital Reality. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 493–508.
    Bhooshan, V., Louth, H., et al., 2017. Design Workflows for Additive Manufacturing: A Comparative Study.
        International journal for rapid manufacturing.
    Bhooshan, V., Fuchs, M. & Bhooshan, S., 2017. 3D-Printing, Topology Optimization and Statistical Learning.
        In Proceedings of the SIMAUD 2017 Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Structure aware design explorers

    Bhooshan, S., Veenendaal, D. & Block, P., 2014. Particle-spring systems - Design of a cantilevering concrete
        canopy. In S. Adriaenssens et al., eds. Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization.
        Routledge, p. 103.
    Nahmad Vazquez, A. et al., 2014. Design, analysis and fabrication of expressive, efficient shell structures: a
        prototype exploring synergy between architecture, engineering and manufacture. In Proceedings of the IASSSLTE
        2014 Symposium “Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints.” IASS SLTE.
    Bhooshan, S. & El Sayed, M., 2012. Sub-division surfaces in architectural form finding and fabric forming. In
        Second International Conference on Flexible Formwork, edited by JJ Orr, M. Evernden, AP Darby, and T. Ibell.
        pp. 64–74.
    Bhooshan, S. & El Sayed, M., 2011. Use of sub-division surfaces in architectural form-finding and procedural
        modelling. In Proceedings of the 2011 Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design. Society
        for Computer Simulation International, pp. 60–67.

Fabrication aware design explorers for curved-crease folding

    Bhooshan, S., 2016. Interactive Design of Curved Crease Folding. DISS. University of Bath.
    Bhooshan, S. et al., 2015. Applying dynamic relaxation techniques to form-find and manufacture curve-crease
        folded panels. SIMULATION, 91(9), p.37549715599849.
    Bhooshan, S., Van Mele, T. & Block, P., 2015. Discrete funicular structures with curve-crease-folded moulds.
        In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015.
    Chandra, S., Bhooshan, S. & ElSayed, M., 2014. Curved-Folding Convex Polyhedra through Smoothing. In
        Proceedings of the 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education.

    Editor, Zaha Hadid Future: ZH_CODE, a commemorative catalog for Zaha Hadid Memorial Exhibition, Pallazo Franchetti, Venice, 2016
    Bhooshan, S. (2016a). Parametric design thinking. Design Studies. (invited paper)
    Bhooshan, S. (2016b). Collaborative Design - A case for combining CA(G)D and BIM. Architectural Design (invited article).
    Bhooshan, S. (2016c). Upgrading Computational Design. Architectural  Design, 86(2), 44–53.
    Fischer, N., & Bhooshan, S. (2008). Parametric urbanism, procedural complexity. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 art gallery (p. 16). ACM.
    Yu, S., Hahm, S., & Bhooshan, S. (2015). Performance driven self-supporting curved surface morphologies and tectonic in current practice. Next Generation Building, 2(1), 111–130.
    Nahmad M., Bhooshan S. and Zabel J. (2012) Learning from Candela, Proceedings of the synthetic digital ecologies conference, ACADIA 2012,San Francisco, USA.
    Bhooshan S., Araya M., Warton J., The Royal Society for the encouragement of Art(RSA), Design Directions, 2005.
    Bhooshan S., Method  to architectural design in historic precincts, Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, JIIA Publications,  Bombay, Apr 2003.


Conference workshops 3 days each, 8x
Digital Futures, Shanghai, 2019, 2018 & 2017, 2020 (Invited)
Acadia conference, Mexico 2018 & Los Angeles, 2014, 2020 (invited)
CAADRIA, Beijing, 2018
RobArch, Zurich, 2018.
Advances in Architectural Geometry, Zurich, 2016

Intensive design and research dissemination workshops  10days each, 10x
AA Visiting School, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2016
AA Visiting School, Trivandrum, India. 2015 & Chennai, India. 2014
AA Visiting School, Bangalore, India. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
ZHCODE workshop, Mexico City, Mexico, 2011, 2013
ZHCODE workshop, Hunan University, China, 2010

Studies in ‘Design and simulation of self-supporting structures’ 5 days each, 5x
IAAC, Barcelona, Spain. November 2019 & May 2014
Zaha Hadid Studio, Yale University, USA. Feb 2013
Zaha Hadid Studio, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Dec 2012
Zaha Hadid Studio, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Oct 2011, w/ M. El Sayed

Others - 10x
Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany. April 2010
AA-DLAB, AA School of Architecture. August 2009, w/ C. Inamura
Zaha Hadid Studio, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. May 2008
Institute for Experimental Architecture, Innsbruck, Austria. May 2008
Zaha Hadid Studio, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. June 2008
Institute for Experimental Architecture, Innsbruck, Austria. June 2008
Daniel Dendra Studio, Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris, France. 2009
Zaha Hadid Studio, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Oct 2007
Institute for experimental architecture, Innsbruck, Austria. Dec 2007
Diploma 2 Unit, AA School of Architecture, London, UK. Spring term 2006.