We The People
DR. ERIC FARR
Prof. Dr. Eric Farr
- NoNames founding principal
- Professor of Architecture and Design, University of Liverpool, XJTLU
- European Council on Computing in Construction, Data Sensing & Analysis Committee
- Head of Architecture Program, NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), Undergraduate and Graduate thesis years coordinator for Digital Architecture and Fabrication (DAF) Program, at NSAD, San Diego, 2017-2021
- Director at Robotics and Fabrication Lab at XJTLU ( Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University), China, 2021-22
- Head of Digital Architecture and Fabrication (DAF) Program, at NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), San Diego, 2017-2021
- Invited reviewer to several scientific and peer-reviewed Journals
Dr. Farr summarizes his doctrine as:
“Every attempt of our time must become nature and environment aware, context and community aware, people aware, equity aware, information and technology aware as well as machine and virtuality
aware. Those are ‘the pillars.’ We are at the edge of historic awareness and rediscovery of our duties as species among many others. And there is no exception to our métier.”
DR. POORANG PIROOZFAR (Patrick)
Chairman and Co-Founder
Distinguished British Designer and Researcher
Dr Patrick Piroozfar Chairman and Co-Founder of NONAMES, is architectural technology programme leader, director of Advanced Technologies in the Built Environment, Architecture and CONstruction (@BEACON) and the Built Environment Research Group (BERG) as well as the head of Digital Construction Lab at School of Environment and Technology (SET), University of Brighton, UK. His teaching overarches creative architectural design and the methods, as well as cutting-edge technologies and applications, and is reinforced by his research aiming to catechize inter-/intra-connexions, and to pursue a didactic model of design research through deductive approch to theory. He is the founding principal of MAVERiC a design research group focusing on Mixed, Augmented
and Virtual Reality in the AEC industry.
Amm Zamni, board member and assistant director at NONAMES holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture . He completed his Master with a Diploma in architectural design and design research in 2003. Since then he has been working for various companies in different capacities as a licensed architect. He has been a respected and credible designer and researcher, and his services to built environment and people have been very much appreciated. Despite his professional and managerial duties and responsibilities, he would have never forgotten his high hopes for architecture.
Currently he also educates next generation of thinkers, and works on his research focus on history of architectural theory.
EMMANUEL ROUMEKIOTIS (Mike)
Senior Design Researcher
Born in 1992 on Long Island, New York, Mike, a senior design research contributor at NONAMES, believes that architecture should always be seen as the transcendence of space as a manifesto to socio-cultural and political accounts of design. His perspective on the architecture profession is that we are obligated to cater for the future of architects and architecture for the sake of discourse.
Architecture should facilitate the users’ basic functions, requirements and high-hopes while sustaining a high level of spatial quality within the object and related to it. This makes architecture simultaneously introverted and extroverted, and a more comprehendible phenomenon.
NONAMES Former Contributors