ETH Zürich  |  DARCH  |  ITA  |  Structural Design  |  TEAM  |  PIERLUIGI D'ACUNTO 

Pierluigi graduated with honors in Building Engineering-Architecture from the University of Pisa in 2007 and received a Master of Architecture with distinction from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 2012. In 2018, he obtained a PhD with distinction from ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz. Since 2006, he has gained professional experience in various architecture and engineering offices in Italy and Switzerland and he has been awarded in several international architectural competitions. From 2012 to 2018, he was a research assistant at the Chair of Structural Design at ETH Zurich and, from 2018 to 2021, a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer.

Pierluigi is currently Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Technology Design at the Department of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). His research explores the convergence of architecture and structural engineering through computer-aided design and emerging construction technologies. His research interests are geometry-based methods for structural design, computational design through equilibrium models, structural form-finding with machine learning, and fabrication-aware structural design using advanced digital manufacturing.

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