Garvin Goepel is a designer and researcher specialized in the field of combining augmented-reality with generative architecture. He has studied architecture and received his degree Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna - Studio Greg Lynn. His Master's thesis AUGSTRUCTION focuses on construction under the aid of augmented reality.
Garvin gained professional experience working at Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, after completing his Bachelor of Science at the University of Liechtenstein. His work has been published in leading computational design conferences such as ACADIA, and he has given workshops at international institutions including NCTU in Taiwan and CUHK in Hong Kong.
From the beginning of 2019 until 2020, Garvin was teaching and researching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focusing on bending active bamboo grid shells and their construction under the aid of holographic instructions. During this time, he had project leading positions at the art installation TOROO in Taiwan and at ARgan, a bamboo art installation case study for augmented reality-based collaboration in Shatin, Hong Kong.
He joins the BRG in Spring 2020 as an intern.