Aleksandra Anna (Ania) Apolinarska is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Gramazio Kohler Research (GKR) at ETH Zurich and within the NCCR Digital Fabrication programme. She has lead a number of research and industry collaboration projects and has been promoted 2019 to join GKR’s Executive Board.
In her current research, Ania is developing innovative computational design methods that address complex interrelations between multiple design objectives such as geometry, structural performance and robotic fabrication.
Ania studied architecture at Poznan University of Technology, ETH Zurich and University of Stuttgart, which she graduated 2008 with a prize-winning final project combining design, coding and digital fabrication. She also holds a Doctor of Sciences degree from ETH Zurich for her PhD Thesis on “Complex Timber Structures from Simple Elements”, completed 2017.
Ania is also a registered architect with an extensive experience in computational design of geometrically complex buildings, gathered throughout several years of professional career in offices across Europe, incl. Foster+Partners, designtoproduction, LAVA and UNStudio.