Ramtin Attar: Autodesk Research

Ramtin Attar: Autodesk Research

Ramtin-AttarRamtin received his Masters of Architecture with a focus on digital media, architectural design, history and philosophy. He is the recipient of various awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal, Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture’s award of distinction and Canadian Architect’s Art of CAD award.

Ramtin has joined Autodesk Research with an extensive experience in design research, practice and education. Ramtin has led and worked on various high profile architectural design projects and winning design competition entries. In addition to his role as a research scientist at Autodesk Research, Ramtin also works closely with researchers outside of Autodesk to develop strategic partnership and projects. He is currently participating in a number of funded research projects involving academia, government and industry.

Ramtin has taught and lectured on digital media and design at four Canadian Universities. He currently holds an honorary Research Professorship from the school of architecture at Carleton University where is deeply invested in a number of projects that deal with community revitalization, sustainability, and life-cycle assessment of built environment. He is also a founding member of SimAUD conference; a newly established conference on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design.

Recently Ramtin has been selected as a DiverseCity Fellow: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project funded in part by the government of Ontario. As a passionate city-builder, Ramtin has joined a diverse cross-section of rising leaders from business, government, and community organizations who will work together to strengthen the economic and social prosperity of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Ramtin is also the founder of Imagine My City; a non-profit organization that he is working to grow by helping important regional issues through collective leadership coupled with tools of imagination.