Xavier de Kestelier leads the global design technology and innovation team at international design practice Hassell, setting strategy and advising on the tools and knowledge required to be technologically ahead of the game.
Both an architect and technologist, Xavier harnesses technology to create more powerful, future-focused design solutions. That means he’s responsible for overseeing the work of Hassell in computational design, building information modelling, visualisation and virtual reality worldwide.
Over the past decade he’s forged a reputation as an industry leader in the exploration and adoption of parametric design and digital fabrication. Most recently, he was behind the concept for a ‘home’ on Mars as part of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.
A TED talker and regular speaker at major design and tech events, Xavier is also a director of Smartgeometry, a non-profit, global educational network for computational and digital design specialists.