AIA, Form-ula Core.form-ula
Ajmal Aqtash is co-founder of form-ula, an award winning multidisciplinary practice that seeks to understand the intersection of design and engineering to produce culturally rich, high-performance architecture. He is also the co-founder of core.form-ula for research and development. Aqtash has an extensive background in morphology. He is assistant director of the Center for Experimental Structures (CES) at Pratt Institute, and is exploring folded structures, particularly on the “AlgoRythms” technology and X-Surf (expanded metal) with Milgo-Bufkin. Previously he worked at Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill on projects ranging from Super Towers to large complex proposals for airports and universities. He also worked within the Design, Technical, and Digital Design groups. He is the founder of the Advanced Design Group and the Performative Design Group. In each case his goal was to push advanced design methods, computational techniques, and sustainable design. Aqtash is an adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Architecture and has taught and served as juror at other leading universities.