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An overview of the research projects that I have participated or have personally developed
Multi Agent Systems, Design Complexity, Generative Design, Robotics


A collection of courses, seminars and workshops that I have taught at different institutions
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A selection of projects that I have worked on while working for different design and engineering firms
Architecture, Design & Engineering, Product Design, Jewel Design


A repository of scripts and tools for design exploration across different platforms and IDE's including: Grasshoper, Processing, Eclipse, Python, Rhinsocript, C#
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Sustainable Design, Construction
Fall 2019

CE469 Sustainable Design & Construction


Evangelos holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California where he has also worked as a teaching and research assistant. His research work focuses on the use Multi Agent Design Systems and the integration of generative design techniques and behavioral form finding methods with numerical analysis and digital fabrication techniques. He has earned his Master of Advanced Studies in the field of Computer Aided Architectural Design from the ETH in Zurich (2012), and also got his Diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2010), where he is a registered architect. Professionally, Evangelos has gained experience in several international offices, including Graft Architects in Berlin, Studio Pei Zhu in Beijing and Buro Happold Engineering in Los Angeles. He has co-founded Topotheque design office, a studio that engages computational design with various tangent disciplines, including architecture, furniture and product design. His research has been presented in multiple Design-Computing Conferences and his professional work has been exhibited at venues such as the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Modern Art Museum of Lausanne (ELAC) and the Benaki Museum in Athens. Since 2014, he lives and works/studies in Los Angeles.

Research Interests

Form Finding,
Generative Design,
Agent Based Modelling,
Digital Fabrication,
Robotic Fabrication

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Professional Partners

I am currently working as a computational design lead for IBI Group.

I have co-founded and/or am an active member of the following companies :

-Topotheque Design Research

-Fablab Ioannina

-Pantazi5 Architects

-KKervvit Wood Creative

Research Collaborators

The research work and educational resources in this website were developed in collaboration with graduate students and Ph.D. candidates from:

-iLAB (Innovation in Integrated Informatics) at the dept. of Civil Engineering, led by prof. Burcin Becerik Gerber.

-Teamcore Group at the dept. of Computer Science,led by prof. Millind Tambe.

-Prof. Wendy Wood's research group at the Dornsife school of Psychology and Marshall School of Business.

-Gramazio Kohler Research at the Institute for Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, led by Prof. F. Gramazio and M. Kolher.

-Chair for Digital Architecture at the Institute for Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Luder Hovestadt.

Research Sponsors

My Ph.D. research was funded by the:

-National Science Foundation , Grant no: 1231001 Sustainable Energy Pathways Program(SEP)

And has been supported by:

-Myronis Endowed Fellowship from the University of Southern California.

-Onassis Foundation in Athens,Greece

-Autodesk IDEA studio in San Francisco , United States

-Ikea Stiftung Foundation in Zurich,Switzerland


Journals and Books

  1. Pantazis, E. and Gerber D. (2019): “Behavioral Form Finding: Interactive Shell design using Multi Agent Systems.” in ArchiDoct e-Journal, Kontovourkis O., Ed, Vol 13, European Network of Head of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA).

  2. Pantazis, E. and Gerber, D. (2019): Beyond Geometric Complexity: A Critical Review of Complexity Theory in Architecture, Architecture Science Review Journal, Vol 60, 7.

  3. Pantazis, E., and Gerber D. (2018): “A framework for generating and evaluating façade designs using a multi-agent systems approach”, International Journal of Architectural Computing. Vol 16, p. 248-270.

  4. Gerber, D., E. Pantazis and A. Wang (2017): A multi-agent approach for performance based architecture: Design exploring geometry, user, and environmental agencies in façades, Automation in Construction, 76, p. 45-58.

  5. Koc E., Pantazis, E., Soibelman L. and Gerber D. (2019): “Industry 4.0: Emerging Trends and Research Derection”, in Construction 4.0- Innovation Platform for the Built Environment, Sawhney A., et. Al, Ed., Taylor&Francis, Oxford,UK

Conference Papers

  1. Pantazis, E. and Gerber, D. J., (2020) “Behavioral Form Finding: A Multi Agent Systems framework for Environmental Aware form finding of shell structures ”, in Design With All Senses, Design Modelling Symposium 2019, C. Gengnagel, et al., Editors, Berlin, Germany.

  2. Pantazis, E. and Gerber, D., (2019) “A Multi Agent Systems framework for integrating environmental parameters in the design of shell structures”, in 26th International Workshop on intelligent Computing in Engineering, P. Geyer, et al., Editors, Leuven, Belgium.

  3. Pantazis, E. and Gerber, D., (2017) “Emergent order through swarm fluctuations- A framework for exploring self-organizing structures using swarm robotics, in ShoCK!- Sharing Computational Knowledge!- Proceeding of the 35th eCAADe Conference, A. Fioravanti, et al., Editors, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy p. 75-84.

  4. Heydarian, A., Pantazis, E., Gerber, D., and Becerik-Gerber, B. (2016). “Defining Lighting Settings to Accommodate End-user Preferences while Reducing Energy Consumption in Buildings.” Proc. Construction Research Congress, pp. 1122-1132.

  5. Pantazis, E. and Gerber, D. (2016): “Design Exploring Complexity in Architectural Shells- Interactive form finding of reciprocal frames through a multi-agent system”, in 34th eCAADe: Complexity and Simplicity A. Herneoja, et al., Editors, Oulu, Finland.

  6. Marcolino, L.S., Xu, H., Gerber, D., Kolev, B., Price, S., Pantazis, E., and Tambe, M. (2016): Multi-agent Team Formation for Design Problems, in Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Normes in Agent Systems XI, V. Dignum, et al., Springer.

  7. Pantazis, E., Gerber, D.J., & Wang, A. (2016). “A Multi-Agent System for Design: Geometric Complexity in support of Building Performance”. SIMAUD, (Ramtin, A., et al., Eds.), Vol. 1, pp. 137-143. London.

  8. Gerber, D.J., Pantazis, E., Marcolino, L., & Heydarian, A. (2015a). “A Multi Agent Systems for Design Simulation Framework: Experiments with Virtual Physical Social Feedback for Architecture”. SIMAUD, (Bhooshan, S., & Samuelson, H., Eds.), pp. 1247-1254. Alexandria, VA, USA.

  9. Gerber, D.J., Pantazis, E., & Marcolino, L.S. (2015b). “Design Agency. In Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures. The Next City-New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment”, (Celani, G., et al., Eds.), pp. 213-235. Springer.

  10. Heydarian, A., Carneiro, J.P., Pantazis, E., Gerber, D., & Becerik-Gerber, B. (2015a). “Default Conditions: A Reason for Design to Integrate Human Factors”. In Sustainable Human–Building Ecosystems, pp. 54-62.

  11. Heydarian, A., Pantazis, E., Carneiro, J.P., Gerber, D., & Becerik-Gerber, B. (2015b). “Towards Understanding End-User Lighting Preferences in Office Spaces by Using Immersive Virtual Environments”. Computing in Civil Engineering 2015, pp. 475-482. ASCE.

  12. Heydarian, A., Pantazis, E., Gerber, D., & Becerik-Gerber, B. (2015c). “Use of Immersive Virtual Environments to Understand Human-Building Interactions and Improve Building Design”. In HCI International 2015-Posters’ Extended Abstracts, pp. 180-184. Springer.

  13. Marcolino, L.S., Gerber, D., Kolev, B., Price, S., Pantazis, E., Tian, Y., & Tambe, M. (2015a). “Agents vote for the environment: Designing energy-efficient architecture”. AAAI Workshop on Computational Sustainability.

  14. Marcolino, L.S., Xu, H., Gerber, D., Kolev, B., Price, S., Pantazis, E., & Tambe, M. (2015b). “Agent teams for design problems”. In COIN@ AAMAS, pp. 189-195. Istanbul, Turkey.

  15. Pantazis, E., & Gerber, D.J. (2014). “Material Swarm Articulations - New View Reciprocal Frame Canopy”. 32nd eCaade: Fusion, (Thompson, E.M., Ed.), Vol. 1, pp. 463-473. Newcastle, England.


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