Walter Zesk’s professional practice has been a mix of design and engineering, typically using computational design strategies to develop new parametric product systems. While pursuing a Master's degree at RISD, he collaborated on an investigation into automated folding that grew into a business, Seeyond. In addition, Walter is co-founder of Conform Lab, which provides consulting in architectural systems, design automation, and direct manufacturing technologies.
As an educator, Walter helped develop and teaches in a new Integrated Product Design degree program at JWU. Prior to joining JWU, he helped to launch a Digital Fabrication program at IYRS and has also taught at RISD and the Boston Architecture College.
Walter's current research, as a member of the Self Assembly Lab team, focuses on coastal resilience, designing interventions that leverage existing energetic systems to sustain human habitation along coasts.