Rizal Muslimin is a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. He holds a PhD in Design and Computation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States. His current research interest centers at the intersection between craft, architecture and computational design, in investigating crafting logics across scale and uses them to reinvent a novel way of fabricating a building in a Vitruvian manner.
His design conception of contemporary vernacular architecture has won several awards through which he promoted innovative ways to transform traditional art and craft across scale: from component design, such as new brick design and wooden-joinery system, to building design as demonstrated in his built winning project, Mesjid Raya Sumatera Barat.
2014 Doctoral Dissertation: EthnoComputation: On Weaving Grammars for Architectural Design