Lab for Environmental Design Strategies is an architectural research practice founded 2008 by Daniel Koehler and Rasa Navasaityte.
Departing from parts, the practice investigates through computation towards ecological, inclusive forms of architectural environments.

Daniel Koehler
is an architect, urbanist, researcher, and co-founder of lab-eds. He is an assistant professor for architecture computation in the School of Architecture at UT Austin. Before, Daniel researched at the Bartlett in London and Innsbruck University, where he completed his Ph.D. He has taught at several institutions, among them the Aalto University in Espoo Finland, Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania, and the University of East London. His work has been exhibited in Prague, Milan, Venice, Graz, Montreal, London, and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He is the author of “The Mereological City”, a study on the part-relationships between architecture and its city in the modern period. His current research focuses on the urban implications of distributive technologies, which are being designed by means of sets, data, interfaces and their architecture.

Rasa Navasaityte is an architect, researcher, and co-founder of lab-eds. She is a lecturer at the School of Architecture at UT Austin where she explores the entanglements between ecologies and housing at an urban scale using real time design. Rasa teaches courses in research by design, architecture composition, and the implications of computation on housing and the city’s ecologies. Before joining UT Austin, Rasa led the Large City Architecture Research Cluster at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture in London. She has hold workshops and design studios at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, and the University of East London, Städelschule Frankfurt. Rasa has studied Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, which she completed with distinction supervised by Zaha Hadid. Her work has been exhibited at the Experimental Architecture Biennale in Prague, as well as in London, Graz, Vilnius, and Fort Worth. She currently works on her Ph.D. “Between the Parts” contributing to an architectural framework of ecological form at urban scales.

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Austin, London, Innsbruck.