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Dr Theo Dounas

Post Nominals dip.arch.eng, PhD, ARB, RIAS, RIBA, SFHEA
Biography Dr Theo Dounas is an registered and chartered architect and the learning excellence leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at RGU where he directs the MSc in Advanced Architectural Design and orchestrates the school’s efforts in digitization. His research expertise encompasses blockchain, generative and parametric systems with a tight orchestration between design and fabrication.

He is currently directing www.archchain.cc, a project that seeks to establish a decentralised Building Information Modelling toolset and mechanisms for the AEC industry. Additionally he conducts research in design for fabrication and assembly, through a series of projects in robotic fabrication of timber components for buildings.

He has been invited to present his work in numerous universities in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a regular external critic in architecture schools in the Scotland and the UK, and a member of the RIAS education committee. He is a member of the technical committee of the construction blockchain consortium and hosted the 2nd research workshop for blockchain in construction at Scott Sutherland School in RGU at March 2021. He is a reviewer for International Journal of Architectural Computing, Automation in Construction, and Architectural Science review.

previous Academic posts:
Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University 2011-2017 (associate professor, head of department -2013-2015 / innovation hub co-director)
Research Interests blockchain, generative systems in design, design tools, architectural design computation, formal methods in architectural design
Teaching and Learning Theo teaches across the school, in architecture and architectural technology. He leads the Advanced Architectural Design MSc.
Scopus Author ID 55628136900
Je-S ID 637924