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Vlad Tenu is an architect based in London. He has studied architecture in Iasi, Lisbon and in London at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he has been awarded a Msc. in Adaptive Architecture & Computation and a Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research. His ongoing research focuses on the integration of computation, science and technology in the design process, involving generative computational methods, digital fabrication techniques and interactive design.
His project – Minimal Complexity, the winner of the Tex-Fab REPEAT 2010 competition, has recently been exhibited at the London Festival of Architecture 2012 and the London Design Festival 2012, as part of the International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012. Minimal Complexity has also been awarded an AIA Houston Design Award for ‘Divine Detail’ in March 2012.
As a registered architect both in Romania and the UK, his professional experience covers a wide range of projects and competitions. With Surface Architects, he has lead the design of the Helsinki National Library competition proposal and had a major role in several projects, such as MyPlace Youth Centre in Hull and the UEL Reception Building in London. He is currently working with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Alongside his professional work, Vlad has been involved in teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture as an assistant for the Embodied & Embedded Technologies and Morphogenetic Programming modules, as well as thesis technical supervisor within the Msc. Adaptive Architecture & Computation. He has also lectured at several academic institutions such as Architectural Association and the Bartlett in London, the G.D. Hines College of Architecture in Houston or the Cooper Union in New York as part of ACADIA 2010 Conference.