Eva Magnisali is the founder of DataForm Labs, a start-up aiming to disrupt and transform the AEC industry by accelerating the integration of automation in off-site construction. The company is making an impact through digital innovation, by de-mystifying industrial robotics and by developing design-to-fabrication digital workflows that enable all stakeholders to engage with advanced fabrication technologies. In parallel, through automation consultancy at a business level, DataForm Lab is de-risking technology innovation and investment in automation in Construction.
Previously, Eva has worked as Head of Robotics at Bryden Wood, where she was responsible for creating and implementing the company’s Digital Manufacture and Robotics Strategy. She also developed Bryden Wood’s Framework for Robotics and Automated Construction (FRAC). Before that, Eva coordinated the Architectural Robotics Lab of the University of Westminster, leading research projects that explored emerging techniques around digital manufacturing and robotics. As an architect, she has been involved in large-scale infrastructure projects at Foster+Partners, using advanced computational tools to deliver complex facades, always focusing on bridging the gap between design and its materialisation.
Eva is also actively involved in academia, teaching at the Design Research Laboratory of the Architectural Association and the University of Westminster, and she has lectured and presented her work internationally.