Florian Rist is a Research Scientist at the Visual Computing Center (VCC) working with Professor Helmut Pottmann at KAUST.

He is a founding member of the Center for Geometry and Computational Design at TU Vienna and currently holds a double affiliation as a research scientist at the Visual Computer Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and as a senior scientist at the Institute of Arts and Design at TU Vienna.

He studied at TU Munich and the University of Technology Tokyo and is a licensed architect and member of the Chamber of Architects in Bavaria, Germany. Before returning to university, he worked as an architect at various well-known international architectural firms, including Wöhr Heugenhäuser Architects and Gerber Architects. His main fields of research are computational and parametric design, complex free form geometry in architecture, and digital fabrication.

Education Profile

  • Dipl.-Ing. Architecture, TU Munich (TUM), Germany, 2005
  • Licensed architect in Germany, member of the Chamber of Architects in Bavaria, 2008