School of Architecture, CUHK



The School of Architecture is one of the leading institutions for architectural education and research in Asia. Research-led and design-oriented, work of the School advances the relationship between design practice and the histories, environments, traditions and technologies of the built environment. Located in Asia’s World City, the School interacts with the density and energy of the Greater Bay Area and is uniquely positioned to contribute to innovation and transformational programme in this region. We are currently seeking a motivated and energetic Research Assistant, as part of a newly funded research programme centered on innovative technologies for digital design and fabrication.

Applicants should have (i) a Master’s degree in Architecture, Computer Sciences or Engineering; (ii) two years’ work experience in professional practice or full-time research experience related to digital design or fabrication; (iii) high competence in multiple 3D software applications, including Rhino/Grasshopper; (iv) knowledge of computer programming languages; (v) a general knowledge of construction processes, materials and detailing; (vi) experience with digital fabrication processes including preparing files for laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC cutting and milling; and (vii) a good command of spoken and written English. A background in construction and computer programming for architectural design is highly preferred.

The appointee will work in collaboration with professors in the School, and will be responsible for (a) the development of innovative methodologies around integrated workflows of SCAN, DESIGN and BUILD, using the recently acquired advanced equipment for 3D scanning, data-processing and robotic fabrication; (b) the development of working methodologies for several data-driven scanning, design and fabrication processes through the testing and development of hardware and software protocols; (c) providing assistance in the co-ordination, organisation and teaching of a series of short workshops on conceptual design processes based around new technologies; and (d) assisting in documentation of research processes, outcomes and teaching experiences for the purposes of reporting to the university and the dissemination of results through international research publications.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing September 2020, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

Applicants should submit the following supporting documents in the online application: (1) a statement of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) portfolio; and (4) references.

For enquiry, please contact Professor Adam Fingrut by email at adam.fingrut@cuhk.edu.hk.

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