Alexandros Tsamis is an architect, engineer and educator, currently the Head of the post professional Graduate Program at the Design Lab, School of Design, Adolfo Ibanez University in Santiago, Chile. He holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture in Design and Computation, an S.M.Arch.S in building Technology from MIT and a Diploma of Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University in Greece. Prior to Chile, Tsamis was appointed lecturer at MIT (2004-2007) and was a visiting professor at The Ohio State University (2008, 2010). He is the recipient of awards in international architectural competitions including a first prize in the London Architecture Gallery International Competition in 2008, a first prize in the Gillette Landmark International Design Competition in 2009, a first prize on Media Lab Facade installation in 2009 and an honorable mention in the Design of Ephemeral Structures for the Athens Olympics of 2004. His recent research work focuses on issues of representation as well as novel protocols for material production at scales that range from objects to buildings. His design and theoretical work has been widely published including Architectural Design (AD), the Journal of Architectural Historians, Thresholds, Pidgin, 306090, and the book Architecture InFormation. In 2015 he has lectured at Carnegie Mellon University, the Architectural Association London and at the University of Toronto (ACSA 103).
2012 Doctoral Dissertation: Software Tectonics
2004 SMArchS thesis: Digital Graft: towards a non-homogeneous materiality