CODA (Computational Design Affairs) is a design consulting agency that focus in three inter-related fields: design, consulting and teaching. We are a flexible team of architects, engineers & computer scientists, with a high technical background. We focus in making this world a better place through technological efficiency.
Our consulting fields are geometry, construction, structures, and computer science, and we focus in the optimization of processes: reduction of energy, material and time costs in design fields.
Back in 2007 a group of architecture students, coming back from diferent places in Europe, joined their knowledge and interest in computational design through a process of self-learning, workshop attending, and self-teaching. Ramon Sastre, the lightweight consultant master, joint-ventured the team, adding his enthusiasm, knowledge, and bureaucratic support, to engine courses and settle the office.
From 2011, the team holds a grant from BarcelonaTech to consulting in structural wood, and is housed at CRITT, the Technology transfer centre of BarcelonaTech at Valles Campus.
- Robert Brufau, the catalan structural consulting master helped the team to take shape, providing fundings and scientific support.
- Isabel Crespo, had a special dedication towards the embryo team, providing support and software.
- Joan Lluís Zamora, has given encouragement and support to shelter CODA group at the official LiTA consulting group.