Max Zorn is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. Max studied Architecture at Technical University Munich, and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) at the University of Stuttgart. He holds a BA (TUM) in Architecture and a MSc in ITECH. During his studies, Max developed a deep interest in modeling and simulating architectural systems to increase building performance and personal comfort. His Master Thesis “Adaptive Intelligent Space", together with Grant Galloway and Lorin Samija, investigates the relationship between sensing, modelling and actuating indoor environments.
Prior to joining ICD, Max gained professional experience in simulating and analyzing building performance at the Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, TU Munich and at Transsolar. Together with ICD's Agent-based Modeling and Simulation research group, he taught a workshop on ABM for students at UCL.
His research focuses on interactive, multivariate visualization tools for design space exploration of architectural design optimization. Max joined the developer team of Opossum and was involved in the development of the ICD.AbmFramework. Max is part of the new Computing in Architecture group at the ICD.