Steve De Micoli is an architect and researcher, currently reading his PhD at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction. He received a Bachelor of Science from the Bartlett (UCL), a Diploma from the Architectural Association and has worked in the office of Plasma Studio in London. He is currently an architect at DeMicoli and Associates and founder of the digital fabrication studio dfab.studio. In 2013 he co-founded Capture3D, a laser scanning company and in 2015 he established Open Tinkers as a platform for STEM education, local makers and DIY enthusiasts. In 2016 he setup Malta’s first robotic fabrication facility for research in construction technologies and to service both building and marine industries.
Steve’s interests lie at the threshold between applied building practice and research in integrated computational design and digital fabrication. Specifically, how the democratisation of technology could instigate increased vertical design-to-fabrication processes. His research investigates opportunities the inherent characteristics of a disconnected microstate, such as Malta, can offer as an incubator for the application of disruptive technologies and novel integrated design, fabrication and construction methodologies.