Achim Menges is a registered architect in Frankfurt and professor at Stuttgart University, where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction. In addition, he has been Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and held several other visiting professorships in Europe and the United States. He graduated with honours from the AA School of Architecture, where he subsequently taught as Studio Master and Unit Master in the AA Graduate School and the AA Diploma School.
Menges’ practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering and robotic fabrication that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His projects and design research work has received various international awards, has been published and exhibited worldwide, and forms part of several renowned museum collections, among others, the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.