Teodor Mlynczyk is a recent Bachelor of Architectural Studies graduate from the University of Waterloo. His academic journey has followed a curiosity and passion for exploring interdisciplinary fields that intersect with architecture. Throughout his undergraduate studies at Waterloo to the present day, Teodor’s intellectual interests have extended beyond traditional architectural boundaries, encompassing an extensive range of subjects including digital fabrication, prototyping, and computational design.
Teodor has a wealth of practical experience developed over his studies and while honing his skills at architecture and fabrication studios across Canada. Notably, Teodor’s recent internship at an architectural manufacturing firm in Toronto provided him with useful hands-on knowledge spanning multiple fabrication techniques, including woodworking, welding, 3D printing, and laser cutting, among others. As a dedicated member of the LASG team, Teodor is focused on delving deeper into the intricate interplay between architecture, technology, and art, further expanding his expertise in the fields of fabrication, research, and design.
Ryan is an interdisciplinary designer born and raised in Hong Kong. He holds a Master’s degree in Computational and Advanced Design from DesignMorphine, and a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. Ryan has proficiency in both digital and traditional modeling and fabrication techniques. His passion lies in the realms of 3D printing and handcrafting of various materials, coupled with a deep-seated interest in computational design and physical programming. Through his diverse portfolio of mixed media he continually refines his craftsmanship while taking on challenges in various computer-aided design and digital fabrication approaches. At the LASG, Ryan leverages his adaptability to facilitate various aspects of the creative process, encompassing conceptual design, physical component development, computational design, fabrication and installation.
David Dyson Tam is the Production Manager and Engineer at Living Architecture Studio Group (LASG). With a background in Manufacturing Engineering from McMaster University and studies in Mechanical Engineering Technology at George Brown College, David excels in the area of design for manufacturability.
At the LASG Studio, David manages digital fabrication machines, troubleshoots production issues, and designs modular electronic systems. His ability to seamlessly integrate technology into architectural designs adds an innovative touch to LASG’s projects. David’s dedication to blending engineering and design, along with his educational background and hands-on experience, makes him a vital part of the LASG team.
Lisa Jiang is an Experimental Design Manager at the LASG, having previously worked as Creative Projects Assistant at Iris van Herpen Studio. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Womenswear from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. In addition to a design role in sculptures such as Meander and Threshold, Lisa also leads material experiments and facilitates collaborations with Iris van Herpen Studio. These collaborations include periodic exchanges based on the LASG’s specialized knowledge of parametric design software and 3D printing, which have resulted in the creation of flexible meshes that expand, drape and twist around the body. Lisa has been involved in the IvH shows Sensory Seas, Shift Souls, Hypnosis, and Aeriform.
Bianca Weeko Martin manages publications for Riverside Architectural Press and leads web development, graphic and video editing special projects in addition to designing components for complex installations such as Meander at Tapestry Hall, Cambridge and Threshold at San Jose Airport. She was also involved in the CAST-LASG Workshop at the University of Manitoba and Grove at the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Bianca holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo. Her thesis work looked at contemporary forms of architectural emplacement, representation and publishing, framed using her father’s ancestral house in the Philippines. She brings a variety of experiences—from curatorial work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, workshops and education with Shad Canada, the Goethe-Institut Toronto, Xpace Cultural Centre and the Alfredo F. Tadiar Library in the Philippines, as well as internships completed at architectural firms in New York City, Melbourne, and Mexico City. Bianca enjoys exploring different methods of communication in the studio including writing, user interfaces, and quick sketches.