Dr. Athanassios Economou is Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Economou teaching and research is in the areas of shape grammars, parametric design, computer aided design and discrete mathematics and design (combinatorics, symmetry, proportion). Recent funded research projects include the shape grammar for Federal Courthouse (2010-2012) and a web-based database for the US Courthouses (CourtsWeb, 2007-2010). Design projects from his graduate studios at Georgia Tech have received prestigious awards and honorable mentions in international and national architectural competitions). He is the Director of the Shape Computation Lab (SCL) and the Georgia Tech Study Abroad Program on Architecture and Art in Greece and Italy. He has served on various Technical Committees on Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA; ECAADE; CAADRIA; SIGRADI; CAADFutures) and several journals on the field (E&P; ARQ; AIEDAM; MIS Quarterly; IJAC and others. He has been invited to lecture at several Universities including MIT, GSD-Harvard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Los Angeles, (UCLA), the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, the University of the Aegean, Greece and others. Dr. Economou holds a Diploma in Architecture (1990) from the National Technical University (NTUA), Athens, Greece, a Masters of Architecture (1992) from the University of Southern California (USC), and a PhD in Architecture (1998) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).