Assistant Professor of ArchitectureDirector of the MSD-RAS Program
Robert is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Weitzman School specialising in robotic manufacturing and generative design. He is a director of RIBA Chartered Architectural practice Robert Stuart-Smith Design, co-founder of computational research group Kokkugia, and a Principle Research Associate in Computer Science at University College of London for Aerial Additive Building Manufacturing (Aerial ABM) — an EPSRC funded research project developing an autonomous robot swarm system for in-situ 3D-printed construction. Prior to joining the faculty at UPENN, Robert was a Studio Course Master for eight years at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, predominantly in the AA.DRL Masters program. He has also taught at Washington University, RMIT, University of Innsbruck, and University of East London. Robert received a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra and holds a Masters in Architecture + Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture’s Design Research Laboratory. Prior to establishing his own practice, Robert worked in Arup's Advanced Geometry Unit and the architectural practices of Grimshaw Architects and Lab Architecture Studio. Robert’s practice recently received a Royal College of Art Design Innovation Award, and has been published in journals such as L’Architecture D’Aujourd’hui, L’Arca and AD: Architectural Design. He has been a three times nominee for the Lakhov Chernikov Prize, and his work has been acquired by the FRAC gallery in Orléans, France.