Mac van Dam

M.Arch Student/Designer

University College London

Mac has worked as a designer and installation manager for the Living Architecture Systems Group, on projects including Meander in Cambridge, Threshold in San Jose, and Grove, shown at the 2021 Venice Biennale.

Mac Van Dam is a multi-disciplinary designer working in architecture, art, object design, and material science. He has studied architecture and design at the University of Waterloo (BAS, with distinction), and the Bartlett School of Architecture, Bio-Integrated Design Lab (MArch, with distinction). His work is rooted in a material-led design process and a desire to bring biological/living sensibilities to the everyday. He is currently designing artworks and contemporary forms of urban green infrastructure (Vertical Grounds Design Lab). Before founding design studios, Mac was a research member/artist at the Living Architecture Systems Group in Toronto and has worked at internationally acclaimed architecture firms. His solo work has been shown at the Lisbon Triennale, London Design Festival, MB&F MAD Gallery, Coachella, and several other international exhibitions.