Selection Committee

We are pleased to announce great Selection Committee, which will select the most valuable proposals for the Exhibition ‘DESIGNING COMPLEXITY’. The exhibition will take place in Novi Sad on the 8th June 2018.



Aleksander Asanowicz, PhD, DSc, Prof. architect, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Bialystok University of Technology. The main field of research is design methodology, with particular emphasis on the creative use of IT at the early stages of the architectural design process. Member of ECAADE Council since 1999. Academic counselor at the International Academy of Engineering in Moscow since 2007. Author of many publication on hybrid design environment, digital architectural and urban composition. He presented his works at exhibitions in Brussels (Unpredictability 2004 and SuperShape City 2009), Ferrara ((In)Visible City – In Search of the Form 2005), Edirne (Mathematics & Architecture 2015).



Peter McPherson has been with Unitec Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, since 2010 as a member of academic staff in the Department of Architecture. His areas of research include digital technology in design and approaches to the teaching of design.  Peter arrived at Unitec after several years working at Foster+Partners in London, England.  Experiences in London included working on a range of projects including masterplans, supertall towers, luxury resorts and various civic, office and apartment buildings across a number parts of the globe.  This experience highlighted the importance of a research based, interdisciplinary approach to architecture.



Milena Stavrić completed his architectural engineering and since 2004, she has been working at the Institute of Architecture and Media at TU Graz. She was a visiting scholar at Harvard University joining MaP+S group. She lectured at many Universities like Vienna, Mexico City, Istanbul, Hamburg, Novi Sad, Banja Luka. The focus of her work is on architectural geometry, digital methods and presentation, robotic in architecture, parametrical modelling and digital fabrication.



Armando Trento, Post Doc at DICEA, Sapienza University of Rome, carries out research within qualified international contexts, developing senior experience in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction with full responsibility of both, academic work and professional firm project delivery over the whole building life-cycle.He is interested in structuring and managing design knowledge. In particular, the outcomes that a semantically rich model can offer to project/process, by improving multidisciplinary collaboration.



Odysseas Kontovourkis, Ph.D. is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of the research laboratory for Digital Developments in Architecture and Prototyping – d2AP in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus. His research and teaching interests focus on the integration of computational design with robotic fabrication strategies, aiming at the development and multi-objective analysis of architectural design and construction systems according to sustainability criteria. Also, he examines topics in the fields of computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), parametric design and physics-based computer modeling with emphasis on pedestrian movement behavior modeling. Finally, he deals with issues related to the adaptation and interaction in architectural systems as well as with the theory of design process and the use of computers.



Andrei Nejur is currently a postdoc at PSL Department of Architecture  School of Design University of Pennsylvania. He is an architect, a design researcher and a generative design enthusiast. He holds an integrated BA+MA and a PhD in Architecture and computational design. Before joining to PSL, Andrei was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley CED, and an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, School of Architecture and Urban Design.  He has an established practice with wide range of experience with projects of all sizes including the creation of Ivy, Grasshopper plugin for mesh segmentation dedicated to generative design and fabrication.


Visual artist, architect and designer. She has a M.Sc. degree in architecture. Currently in research of the connections between contemporary art, design and architecture in theory and practice, trough various media: digital and classic combination of techniques in her Studio d’arte e architettura established in 2011 in Ascona, CH. She is currently living and working between Switzerland and Japan as a guest professor in several universities.



Jelena Atanacković Jeličić, PhD, is a full professor at Department for Architecture and Urban Planning at Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. Her main interests are in the field or contemporary approaches to architectural design.



Predrag Šiđanin is a full professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. He finished MTD and PhD thesis at Delft University of technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Author of three books and more than 40 scientific papers treating various problems of architectural theories, informational-communicational technologies and interpretations and presentation of 3D space. Predrag is working as professional artist dealing with classical and new media such as video and computer art.