Xavier De Kestelier is associate partner at the Specialist Modelling Group of Foster+Partners. In this position he has worked on a broad range of projects such as Beijing Airport, Yacht Plus BoatFleet, and The Masdar Institute of Technology. His area of research is the application of parametric software to solve complex geometry, the redefinition of the role of architects as a designer within the digital environment, and the application of digital fabrication and rapid manufacturing techniques in architecture. Since 2006 he has been respectively visiting professor at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and Syracuse University (NY). He has been involved with SmartGeometry for many years and became in 2010 one of the directors.
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