Aref Maksoud-Architect.Faculty of Architecture – Damascus University – Syria.
Holds a PhD and a Master degree in Genetic-BioDigital Architecture, M.Arch, at EsArq, Escola Superior De’Arquitectura, _UiC Universitat Internacional de Cataluña in Barcelona-Spain.
Aref has worked for MAG "Maksoud Architectural Group" since graduation and is responsible for all initial and final design aspects of projects undertaken by MAG.
Aref Maksoud is the principal of MAG LAB (Materials-Advanced Architecture-Generative Laboratory); a design LAB and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via encoded and explicit processes. An internationally renowned architecture and interdisciplinary design firm committed to innovative and contemporary design. The studio’s unique cutting edge research into CAD-CAM, computer aided digital design and fabrication technology, new materials and multi-media installations as applied to a range of diverse gallery installations.
Aref is also an authorized tutor by MCNeel company “Seattle – USA” to teach Generative tools: Rhinoscript, Grasshopper Rhino scripting.
He specializes in contemporary, digital parametric design and the use of Strategies and Digital tools in Architecture. With interest and knowledge in, biomimetic design, digital fabrication technologies.
He is an Visitor Professor at The International University at Cataluyna, Barcelona, Spain, and an assistant professor in Biodigital Architecture Master and PHD program ESARQ-UIC” Universitat Internacional de Cataluña Barcelona-Spain.
Lecturer: "Digital Architectural Tools Towards New Architectonical Form And Tectonics"Lectures and Real Time demonstration.3d year digital architecture and fabrication architectonical design program.
Professor at AIU "Arab International University" where in charge of 4 workshops and studios programs which has led most recently in 2010 -2011-2012-2013-2014,
His project was selected as a participant in the 2008 SIMAE International Conference and symposium in Barcelona, Spain.
His works has been mentioned in many publications. More recently in:Biennale Beijing 2008 Book, (Im) material Processes – New digital techniques for architecture – the work (Flora) of Architect Aref Maksoud in “floral obsession workshop” at the Biodigital architecture Master ”ESARQ – 2008”. The catalogue includes the most developed projects in the 24 best architectural schools in the world.
The catalogue was edited by Neil Leach and covers the entire range of young practices exploring the realms of advanced architecture and digital design techniques. International festival for architecture and media, Florence – Italy."Beyondmedia 2009"spot on schools exhibition, features the work of Architect Aref Maksoud in “genetic architecture-tensigrity Barcelona tower” at the Biodigital architecture Master ”ESARQ – 2008” 2010: “Genetic architecture3, book edited by Alberto Estevez “featured Skyscripting research project by M. Arch. Aref Maksoud and Dr. Prof. Alberto Estevez