AA São Paulo Visiting School

2010 – 2024




Klaus Bode (BSc (Hons); HonFRIBA)

Klaus Bode graduated from the University of Bath as a Building Environmental Services Engineer in 1987. His work has focused on environmental design strategies and low-energy engineering solutions, looking at the multiple interfaces between engineering, environmental and architectural design as well as urban design. With his creative and thorough approach, Klaus has collaborated with internationally acclaimed architects in projects across the world.  Recently celebrated ones are: London 2012 Olympics Velodrome, London (Hopkins Architects), Bocconi University, Milan (Grafton Architects), LSE See – Saw Hock Centre, London (O-Donnell & Tuomey), One Airport Square, Accra (MCA), Whiteleys Development, London (Foster & Partners). Klaus has been a guest lecturer for the Master Course Sustainable Environmental Design at the AA School of Architecture in London for almost 20 years. Following 17 years as a Director of BDSP Partnership and 5 years with Chapmanbdsp, Klaus has just launched Urban Systems Design in 2018.


Herman Calleja

Herman Calleja is an architect specialising in parametric environmental design, façade optimization, passive design and pedestrian comfort. In 2012 he completed his MArch in Sustainable Environmental Design at the AA with distinction. He is now a tutor at the AA SED programme and a Principal Environmental Consultant at ChapmanBDSP where he has worked on a variety of projects including a university building for the Institut Mines-Télécom with Grafton Architects, the LSE CBR with RSH+P, a mixed-use development with Foster+Partners, the Dubai Observation tower with Santiago Calatrava, a high-rise office tower with AHMM and a private residence in UAE with Zaha Hadid Architects. His main area of interest is the combination of climate-based daylighting modelling with the assessment of occupant thermal comfort through a parametric design platform. Herman has participated in various Smart Geometry workshops since 2008 and has also contributed at a number conferences as NCEUB and PLEA.


Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves

Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves is Associate Professor of FAUUSP and currently is the Head of the Technology Department.  She graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from UFRJ (1993), earned her Master’s degree in Environment and Energy from the Architectural Association (AA) Graduate School of Architecture in London (1997) and PhD from FAUUSP (2003). In practice, Joana coordinated the studies for the environmental efficiency of the architectural design of the expansion of Petrobras Research Centre in Rio de Janeiro, CENPES (2005). Between 2009 and 2013 she taught in the Environment and Energy Programme of AA Graduate School. In 2011 she was guest lecturer at the GSD in Harvard University. She is the author various publications including “The environmental performance of tall buildings” (2010), by Earthscan; she was the organizer of “Edificio Ambiental” (2015), by Oficina de Textos. Since 2014, one of her key research topics has been of “The environmental quality of iconic buildings from the Brazilian Bioclimatic Modernism (1930 – 1964)”.




Franklin Lee and Anne Save de Beaurecueil

Franklin Lee and Anne Save de Beaurecueil have been directors of the AA Visiting Schools São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since 2010 and have run a series of workshops that bring leading architects from around the world to rethink the Brazilian urban landscape through combining cutting-edge technology and critical theoretical exploration with local culture, material and labor sources.  The are also design directors of SUBdV Architecture, using a mixture of high and low design technologies to generate socially and environmentally responsive geometries for architecture, furniture and urban design projects. They were AA Diploma Unit 2 Masters from 2005 to 2010 and taught at the Pratt Institute and Columbia University in New York, from where they both also received Master’s degrees. They have published, exhibited and lectured about their work worldwide.




Filipe Campos

Filipe Campos earned his degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).  He also completed his Master’s Degree in “Architecture, Technology and City” at UNICAMP, focusing on thermal and structural performance optimization in tall buildings with complex shapes. He conducts research and does consulting in the area of parametric architecture, BPS (Building Performance Simulation), optimization and digital fabrication applied to architecture. He also carried out undergrad research of thermal performance in organic-shaped shelters, with funding from Fundação de Amparo À Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), in technology applied to the design process, funded by CNPQ/CAPES, and at the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT where he worked with self-assembly materials (4d printing) and new materials for FDM 3D printing, also funded by FAPESP. He is now pursuing his doctoral degree at UNICAMP in the area of robots applied to architecture.


Juliana Croffi


Juliana Croffi graduaded from the  Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo Mackenzie in 2009 and is co-founding partner of the office DMT-Arch, which focuses on computational projects and digital fabrication for architecture, interior design and furniture design.  She has worked on residential and commercial projects, on environmentally low-impact projects using natural materials, and designing and fabricating geodesic domes and other light structures using complex geometries involving digital fabrication of construction elements.  She has lectured about light structures and parametric drawing at the Laboratório de Modelos e Fabricação Digital at the Universidade Federal of Rio de Janero (LAMO – UFRJ) , and has conducted workshops n algorithmic architecture at the Fab Lab located in Architecture and Urbanism department in Federal University of Mato Grosso (LABAU – UFMT ).  She is currently studying alogrithms for structural and topological optimization using computational simulations for the generation of structural surfaces for efficient geometries.


Victor Calixto

Victor Calixto graduaded from the  Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo Mackenzie in 2012 and earned his Master’s Degree from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 2016, conducting research on automatized generation of layouts using evolutionary algorithms.  He is co-founding partner of the office DMT-Arch, which focuses on computational projects and digital fabrication for architecture, interior design and furniture design.  He is also a professor of the post-graduate course “Arquitetura Digital e Projetos Paramétricos” and professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the  Faculdade Anhembi-Morumbi.  He has worked in the laboratory of virtual and augmented reality at the Centro Universitário Belas Artes,  worked as an architect at SUBdV Architecture, and was and AA Visiting School São Paulo Assistant Tutor in 2013. Since 2009 he has researched methodologies and tools in computational design and digital fabrication, realizing projects and consulting, conducting courses, lectures and workshops throughout Brazil, as well as working in offices that use these processes and methodologies.


Guilherme Giantini 

Guilherme Giantini is an architect and computational designer from São Paulo, Brazil. He studied architecture and urban planning at the State University of Campinas. During his BSc studies he explored parametric design and digital fabrication and took part of an exchange program at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. As a student and intern at Gramazio Kohler Research, he collaborated in robotically assembled research projects. He has professional background from SUBdV and is currently a Master of Science student in the Graduate Program in Architecture, Technology and the City at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). His research focus is on Computational Morphogenesis and its applications in architecture and design.


Júlia Tenuta Martins

Júlia Tenuta has a Product Design Degree from Belas Artes de São Paulo.  Before this she studied Control and Automated Engineering at UNICAMP .  She has completed several courses in Art and Design, including the Summer Course at Conventry University, UK.  She was the lab- monitor and researcher at the FabLab Belas Artes during her studies there, operating the CNC, laser-cutters and 3d Printing machines, as well as publishing articles about digital fabrication and parametric modeling.   She has given courses in  Rhinoceros and Grasshopper,  conducted workshops on digital fabrication and parametric modeling, and was an Assistant Tutor at the AA Visiting School Rio de Janeiro in 2017.  She currently works for  SUBdV architecture as production supervisor and a designer of  linha bloom, a brand of children’s furniture produced using parametric design and digital fabrication.