Dr. Mohammed Makki is a senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. He holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the Emergent Technologies and Design Program (Honours) at the Architectural Association, as well as a PhD from the Architectural Association under the supervision of Dr. Michael Weinstock. Mohammed’s work is focused on advanced computational design methods and the application of biological and natural processes within the design process. As part of his research, Mohammed is the co-founder of the plugin Wallacei, an evolutionary and analytic engine for Grasshopper 3D that allows users to run evolutionary simulations and analyse the results within a single streamlined user interface. Mohammed is also co-founder of the design practice MSSM Associates, an interdisciplinary design firm located in Cyprus, Lebanon and Indonesia. Mohammed's current research examines the growth and environmental/social adaptation of urban tissues through the application of an algorithmic biological model of evolutionary development. Working closely with the most progressive computational tools, he has extensively researched the biological principles of evolutionary development, especially in the field of genetics, and firmly believes that their application in urban systems is essential for a more sustainable and adaptive future for our children and grandchildren.