Shajay Bhooshan is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, who is most well-known for co-founding and running CODE, the Computation and Design group. CODE has made significant contributions to computational design and talent recruitment, especially in creating shell structures that can be assembled and disassembled easily.
After completing his Bachelor of Architecture at the Indrapastra Open University in India, Shajay pursued his master’s degree at the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London in 2006. He graduated with an MPhil from the University of Bath in 2016 and is currently working on his PhD as part of the Bloch Research Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
Shajay is an expert in mathematics and geometry, with a particular interest in industrial robotics, 3D printing, and digital fabrication to construct more innovative and complex architectural morphologies. He is a leading advocate of the benefits of parametric architecture and digital construction to meet the fast-paced and changing nature of modern daily life.
His doctoral research focuses on the structure, design, and fabrication of architectural geometries. He has taught classes, presented work, and talked at events, lectures, seminars, and international conferences held at prestigious institutions all around the world, such as the Ingenio 2013, simAug 2014/15, Tensinet 2016, ETH Zurich, Yale School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and CITA Copenhagen.