Hossein Rezai is an engineer, a design visionary and an educator. One of the initiators of the concept of “fusion engineering”, he is the first and only engineer to receive the coveted title of “Designer of the Year” from the President of Singapore. He is very passionate about the process of advanced computational design, and a holistic approach to architecture + structure + environment. Hossein Rezai’s high-profile contributions to industry discourse include his recent involvement on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s Master Jury and as a jury member for the Singapore President’s Design Award (2017-2018). Hossein Rezai is founding Director of Web Structures and Web Earth. His latest initiative, Milan Research Lab, aims to redefine the collaborative nature of designers working with machines to overcome the compound challenges faced by the building industries and the environments within which they are deployed.
Hossein Rezai lectures extensively and consults in various architectural schools. His research and academic career began in the 1980s when he was a research fellow at the University of Westminster in London. Since then, he has conducted a number of research initiatives and continues with collaborative research with the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the ETH Centre for Liveable Cities. His research work has led to numerous publications in international magazines, including Structural Engineer and American Concrete Institute.
Hossein Rezai is a proponent of high-rise and dense urban development, with an emphasis on innovative structural systems for tall, supertall and mega-tall structures.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture