Ramon Elias Weber is a PhD Candidate in Building Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the Digital Structures Group and the Sustainable Design Lab. He is investigating how digital simulation tools and next generation computational design and experimental fabrication methods can impact future architecture.
He graduated with a Master of Science in Media Arts and Science from the MIT Media Lab where he was part of the Mediated Matter Group as a Research Assistant. Previously, he received his master’s degree in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research with distinction from the University of Stuttgart and holds a bachelor’s in architecture from ETH Zurich, where he conducted research at the Block Research Group, the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and was a designer at the lightweight composite construction company FibR. He worked for two years at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, where he was involved in projects across all scales and design research in the inhouse ZHA|CODE research group.