Dave Stasiuk is the Director of Applied Research at Proving Ground. He is an expert in applying data-driven workflows and cutting-edge technology in both academic research and practice. As part of his PhD research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Dave focused on investigating a wide range of topics including parametric workflows, advanced geometry rationalization, interoperability, fabrication, and complex material assemblies. In practice, he has delivered numerous computational design solutions to building professionals including architects and engineers. Dave has contributed several significant tools and plugins to the design world. His most recent tool, Cocoon, has introduced advanced mesh creation and refinement capabilities to Grasshopper. Be sure to visit his website: Bespoke Geometry
Prior to his career in architecture, Dave was Associate Director of Strategic Planning for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading a team of programmers and analysts to inform tactical plans for over 2500 sales operatives. This unique experience has informed his interest in leveraging technology for a data-driven building process.