Laura Kiesewetter is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning, as well as a Master of Science from the Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) program at the University of Stuttgart. During her studies, she worked for architecture and façade practices in Stuttgart and London and as a research assistant for the University of Stuttgart.
Her research at ICD focuses on advanced computational design and construction technologies of novel material systems and their integration in the built environment. She is especially interested in materially programmed lightweight structures in wood that self-shape. Together with her colleague Dylan Wood she founded the spin-off company hylo tech which focuses on implementing this technology into the built environment ranging from furniture to building scale.