Roland Snooks

Director ∙ Studio Roland and Kokkugia

Roland Snooks is the director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks and research lab Kokkugia. He is a senior lecturer at RMIT University having previously taught widely in the US, including at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, SCI-Arc and the Pratt Institute. Roland received a PhD from RMIT University, focused on behavioral processes of formation that draw from the logic of swarm intelligence, and the operation of multi-agent algorithms. He holds a master in advanced architectural design from Columbia University where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship. In addition to his work with algorithmic design Roland directs the Architectural Robotics Lab at RMIT University.

Roland's work has been published widely including recent articles in: AD, Domus, L'Arca, World Architecture, and Urban Environment Design. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues in: London, New York, Paris, Melbourne, Moscow, Kiev, San Francisco, Shanghai and Beijing. Roland was nominated for the Chernikhov Prize in 2006 and 2010, and was the Australian Curator for the Beijing Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2010. Studio Roland Snooks is currently working on projects in the US and Australia.