Since 2020, Hamed Karimian A. has been a member of the “Timber Structure Interface” project, which is led by Professor Dr. Christopher Robeller and hosted by the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Bremen University of Applied Science, and Augsburg University of Applied Science. Within the scope of this research project, Hamed has co-developed structural lightweight timber systems namely Reciprocall which has been demonstrated at an international workshop between the Technical University of Augsburg and the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and also more recently in Reciprocal Shell 2023 project in Moritzplatz, Augsburg. He co-authored various publications and has led workshops, including recent conference papers presented at eCAADe and IASS, as well as a workshop at ACADIA and Chalmers University of Technology.
Hamed holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Shahrood University in Iran, which he received in 2018. From 2016 onward, he directed a start-up focused on computational design and digital architecture located in the Science and Technology Park in Tehran, Iran. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was awarded the top entrepreneur position in 2018. Hamed has successfully developed a variety of modern timber structures, including an exclusive code for the design-to-assembly of double-layer freeform timber shell structures.
His areas of interest encompass algorithmic form-finding and rationalization, structural and architectural multi-objective optimizations, as well as the application of artificial intelligence in architecture.