Design Computation Ltd , Director
Dr. Abel Maciel is an Architect and Virtual Environments Engineer (VR, AR & XR). He is a Senior Research Associate at the University College London with research interests include Computational Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain). He is Director of Design Computation, a specialist consultancy based in London. There, he focuses on the development and delivery of complex Building Information Modelling, Programmatic Design, and Digital Fabrication. Abel brings extensive experience in architecture and research on a wide range of design typologies and scales, working with some of the world's leading design practices, such as Arup, Foster and Partners, Heatherwick Studio and Zaha Hadid Architects. He is a Founding Director of the Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC), Faculty Member of the UCL Centre of Blockchain Technologies, Member of the Royal Navigation Institute (CogNav) and Royal Institute of British Architects, Chartered at the Architects Registration Board and Expert Editor of Frontiers Science.