Werner Sobek is an architect and consulting engineer. He is professor at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) of the University of Stuttgart. Since 2017 he has been chairman of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 on “Adaptive Building Skins and Structures”. Werner Sobek initiated and headed several non-profit initiatives such as the aed e.V.
Werner Sobek is the founder of a globally active planning office with more than 350 employees. The company processes all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis is placed on the design and planning of structures, facades, and technical building equipment as well as on consulting in building physics. The aim here is a built environment that is breathtakingly beautiful and at the same time meets the interests of future generations – Werner Sobek wants to build emission-free for more people and with less material.
Onur Yüce Gün is a seasoned computational designer, researcher, and instructor. Trained as an architect, Onur holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in Design and Computation, both earned at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Recognized by TEDx, and Time Magazine’s best inventions lists, Onur’s work has been internationally published, exhibited, and awarded. His papers won awards at eCAADe and CAADRIA. His work has been exhibited at the Center for Architecture AIA New York Chapter, at SIGGRAPH, at Centre Pompidou (AAG), and the Tokyo Gallery A4. Onur instituted the Computational Geometry Group at KPF NY in 2006. His computational architecture work got published in Routledge’s seminal book, Elements of Parametric Design. In 2009, he developed the curriculum and directed İstanbul Bilgi University’s undergraduate program in architecture. He taught at MIT, RISD, and Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile. Onur is current the Creative Manager of Computational Design at New Balance, where he develops computational design workflows and futuristic concepts with a specific concentration on dfAM. He is one of the key players in the development of New Balance’s TripleCell, NB’s emerging 3D printing technology. He is the designer of limited-edition Fuel Cell Echo Triple’s 3D-printed midsole component that has been published in Popular Science in 2019.