Dave Reeves is a designer, programmer, and researcher currently based in London where he works as a member of the Computation and Design (co|de) group at Zaha Hadid Architects. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) from Carleton University and a Master of Architecture (MArch) from the University of British Columbia. Inspired by the likes of ants, termites, slime molds, and other social organisms, his research focuses on decentralized forms of artificial intelligence and their application within the domain of architectural design. Specifically, he is interested in how distributed decision-making can be leveraged as a design tool to better address problems related to spatial organization, complex geometry, urban design, and building occupancy.
His work has been published and presented at international conferences such as Acadia, Smart Geometry, and SimAud. He has also taught at workshops and delivered lectures on various topics related to computational design at institutions such as the Architectural Association, the Bartlett, and the University of Toronto.