Mário André Sampaio Kong
André is currently a Designer at Heatherwick Studio on the Google Campus project.
André graduated from the Royal College of Art's MA Architecture programme. Throughout his time at the RCA he obtained a distinction, was awarded the WLAS RIBA award (2013) and nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal (2014). Previously (2012) André graduated with distinction from an intercalated MSc in Construction Project Management at City University London (Cass Business School) as a Santander scholar. In 2011 André obtained a first class honours MA in Architectural Design from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Architecture and was shortlisted for the RIAS student awards for best Part I student in Scotland. André has most recently worked with Grimshaw Architects in London, in Lisbon for Manuel Aires Mateus and with Opera Projects in Barcelona. André has seen his design work published and has exhibited both art and design work in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lisbon.
"My architectural practice and research is set at the intersection of social behaviour and digital culture. I am interested in the interface between the fields of emerging technology and architecture. I am particularly attracted to exploring open-source design, social networks, augmentation, and digital ecologies. Throughout my work there is a concern for innovative sustainability – a bottom line I believe should be a common denominator in all design work today."
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