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Des Fagan

Head of Architecture

Des Fagan

The LICA Building



Tel: +44 1524 593521

Research overview

Head of Architecture. Des’s field of interest is on A.I technologies used in Architecture. He is the Founder of the ArchTech Group, who lead UK experimentation into the future application of A.I to the role of the architect in feasibility, design, specification and regulation. 

Prior to working in academia, he worked on several international award‐winning projects as Project Architect for the London Olympic Village for GHA and Glasgow Transport Museum for Zaha Hadid Architects, winner of European Museum of the Year. 

Des has published two books ‐ ‘UEM’ which reimagines the future of a sustainably eco‐centric City, and ‘Datascape’ – a collaborative research document which records the activities and exchanges of a City.


PhD supervision

Artificial Intelligence (A.I) in Architecture Machine Learning (ML) for Architectural Design Social and Ethical Role of the Architect ArchTech Integration Explianability / Interpretability of AI in Architecture and Building Future Regulation of the Architect Decoding A.I for the Architect Parametric Architecture for Design Optimisation Software for Design Bioclimatic / Kinetic Facades Prototyping in Architecture Dataset Bias Architecture

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