Loren is an interdisciplinary designer and spatial technologist with a background in architecture, fine art fabrication, computational design, robotics, and public policy. Previously, Loren led the Computational Design Specialist team at Grimshaw Architects in Melbourne and was the inaugural Coordinator of the Melbourne School of Design Robotics Lab. Across these positions, she developed a fascination with the role that computing paradigms play in the way we measure value or success in the built environment. She enjoys working with A.I. and exploiting the clumsiness of mis-calibrated reward functions when systems are overloaded with ambiguity.
Loren hopes to use this PhD as an opportunity to further explore the role that computation, regulation, and stories play in evidence gathering and case making within socio-spatial practice.