Studio Faculty


Marta Malé-Alemany is a registered architect from Barcelona, co-director of the Master Program at IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona), and Course Master Tutor in the Design Research Laboratory (DRL) at the AA (Architectural Association, London). She has taught architectural design in US and European institutions (MIT, U.PENN, UCLA, SCI-ARC, and others) exploring the conceptual and material opportunities that emerge from the use of digital design and fabrication technologies for the production of architecture. She graduated from ETSAV-UPC (Barcelona, 96), holds a Master Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University (New York, 97) and is currently a PhD candidate at the ETSAB-UPC (Barcelona), investigating the potential of large-scale rapid manufacturing technologies to innovate building construction.


Victor Vina holds an MA in Computer Related Design from the Royal College of Art in London. During the last 5 years, he has been researching and teaching digital craft at different institutions, and developing creative workshops with children. He is head of international relations at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, and co-editor of TdD design journal. Currently he also collaborates with Fab Lab Bcn, a digital fabrication lab set up at the Institute for Advanced Architecture, Barcelona, in collaboration with MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. He lectures in graduate and postgraduate programs in Barcelona, and runs workshops in architecture and design schools in Europe and South America.


Brian Peters holds a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (’05), and most recently received an Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) from the IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) (’10).  He participated in the (FAB)BOT’s 1.0, working with Melat Assefa and Joao Albuquerque, to create a computer controlled knitting machine, Dreamweaver, that was exhibited at the DHUB in Barcelona, and the Architectural Biennal Beijing. He also completed research partnering with Kuka (an industrial robotics company) during the Open Thesis Fabrication program at IAAC. Brian is currently involved in teaching fabrication methods and assisting in the Fab Lab Barcelona.