Visiting Researcher John Naylor

February 1, 2023 /



John Naylor, PhD researcher at Newcastle University, will be visiting the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC from 1-3 February 2023. He will be working with Thomas Wortmann, Chair for Computing in Architecture at Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD/CA) on the research topic „Computational Design and Construction with Full-Culm Bamboo”. 


John Naylor is a UK based architect at Grimshaw Architects and educator at the AA Visiting School. He gained his AA Diploma at the Architectural Association in 2013, winning the Fosters Prize for Sustainable Infrastructure. He has worked at MAD, Beijing and Singapore University of Technology and Design on complex projects in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Haiti, most recently the Eden Project in Qingdao. In 2014 he set up the AA’s bamboo Visiting School programme in Haiti, which he now co-leads as the AA-ITB BambooLab with Andry Widyowijatnoko. He is currently studying a PhD in Engineering at Newcastle University which applies algorithmic design tools in a design approach to full-culm bamboo in architecture, with a continued focus on Haiti, and in 2022 he was named one of the RIBA Rising Stars.


- RIBA Rising Star 2022:
- Better Bamboo Buildings Interview, 2020:

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