Toni Kotnik is Professor of Design of Structures at Aalto University in Helsinki. He studied architecture and mathematics and his research is focused on integrative design methods at the intersection of architecture and engineering. Prior to joining Aalto University, Toni Kotnik was teaching and conducting research at the Architectural Association (AA) in London, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He has been lecturing worldwide at leading universities as well museums like the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and MoMA New York. His practice and research work has been published and exhibited internationally, including the Venice Biennale, and is centered on the integration of knowledge from science and engineering into architectural thinking and the design process.