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Brian founded DesignLabWorkshop in 2008 as an incubator for research into emergent design and fabrication techniques. Brian received a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and worked for 5 years as an architect in Chicago. In 2009 Brian and Daphne moved to Barcelona, where Brian taught at the Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalonia (IAAC), while also helping oversee IAAC’s Fab Lab (a center for advanced fabrication). In 2011 they moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands where Brian initiated several projects investigating 3D printing in architecture, including the KamerMaker and the 3D Print Canal House both with DUS Architects as well as Building Bytes. As of September 2013, DesignLabWorkshop is based in Kent, Ohio (USA), where Brian is Assistant Professor at Kent State University in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Daphne is an experienced designer with an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a Master in Design and Art Direction. After working several years in Chicago, she moved with Brian to Barcelona to gain an international perspective on design. In 2011 they moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands where Daphne worked as a Senior Lead Designer, balancing aesthetic solutions and strategic goals at a multidisciplinary design consultancy. She is currently running her own studio, and you can see more of her work here: studiofiros.com.