supermanoeuvre / Director
Dave Pigram invents new design and material systems to produce memorable experiences and climate positive outcomes. He is a computational designer, educator, advanced fabrication researcher, and co-director of the international award-winning architecture and innovation practice supermanoeuvre.
A pioneer in the fields of Algorithmic Architecture and Robotic Fabrication, his work has been widely exhibited internationally including at multiple Venice and Beijing Architecture Biennales, the Centre Pompidou, New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture and the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum. Dave has lectured on supermanoeuvre’s work at the Architectural Association, University College of London [Bartlett]; Columbia and Princeton Universities along with the Alaska Design Forum and Architekturforum Zürich. His essays – co-authored with Iain Maxwell – have been published in Log(25), The Architectural Review Asia Pacific and books such as ‘Fabricating the Future’ and ‘Contemporary Digital Architecture: Design and Techniques’.
Dave has previously served as Director of the Masters of Advanced Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney [UTS]; the first Researcher in Residence of the NCCR for Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zürich; a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan; and Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab. In addition, he has taught at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning (GSAPP) and the Pratt Institute in New York; the Architecture Association (AA) in London; the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia [IAAC]; Princeton University, the Pratt Institute, TUDelft, and Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. He was a project leader at Studio Daniel Libeskind on projects such as the 5.5 Billion Euro Cape Grace scheme to expand Monaco.
supermanoeuvre is the winner of the ‘Smarter Hobart Challenge’ international design competition; the Young Architect’s Forum [YAF] Atlanta Design Build Competition; a Red Dot Design Award; an Australian Urban Design Award and were recently named ‘Most Innovative International Architecture Firm – Australia’ by BUILD Magazine (UK). Artifacts from their design process innovations are in the permanent collection of the FRAC Orléans, France.”