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Theodore Spyropoulos

Is an architect and educator. He is the Director of the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London. He has been a visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T.’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies working with the Interrogative Design Group and co-founded the New Media and Information Research initiative at the Architectural Association. He has taught in the graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania and the Royal College of Art, Innovation Design Engineering Department. He has been an invited collaborator of the Art & Ecology Trans-disciplinary Group an international cross-disciplinary design group exploring art ecology through urban development organized by the London School of Economics, Royal Society of Arts & Arts Council England. In 2013 the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture awarded him The ACADIA award of excellence for his educational work directing the AADRL. 

Previously Theodore has worked as a project architect for the offices of Peter Eisenman and Zaha Hadid Architects on high profile projects such as the City of Culture Complex at Santiago de Compostela, O2 Arena and London’s 2012 Olympic Bid. He has studied at the AA, Bartlett School of Architecture and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Currently Theodore is a completing PhD in participatory and enabling frameworks examining cybernetic and behavior based design systems. 

 

Stephen Spyropoulos

Is an artist and interactive designer. He is the head of user experience and design for Gilt Groupe and has also been the design director for Heavy, and a faculty member at Rutgers School of Art teaching interactive design. He has directed projects for clients such as Samsung Interactive, Matador Records, The Beggars Group, and XL Records. Stephen was named Creative Review’s One to Watch and has exhibited and lectured about his work internationally.

Stephen received an MA in Communication and Interaction Design at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London and his BFA with honors from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.