Syn.de.Bio is a network of designers, artists and scientists who employ novel design methods and innovative fabrication techniques to explore and manipulate biological material.

Richard Beckett

 

Richard Beckett  Ba, BSc, March, Dip Arch

Richard is a Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is Director of Bmade 3d printing, as well as Co-Founder of BiotA Lab on the Architectural Design Masters program.  Richard initially studied physiology and biochemistry before going to work in R&D for Glaxosmithkline as a physical properties scientist. He then went on to study architecture, obtaining his undergraduate degrees from the University of Westminster and a Masters degree in Architectural Design from UCL at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

His investigations in to architecture have remained cross-disciplinary focusing on the contemporary discussion on the impact of biotechnology on Architecture and more specifically, investigations into the use of living or semi-living materials in our built environment.