Sabri Gokmen, PhD is an international computational designer and researcher with a passion for digital technologies combining expertise in computational geometry, parametric modeling, generative algorithms, digital fabrication and software development. Sabri has over 10 years of experience in architectural and custom product design spanning to managing construction of public artworks, developing computational product workflows and custom parametric design tools, teaching advanced geometry modeling, BIM and scripting.
Sabri holds both a PhD and master’s degree on computational design from Georgia Institute of Technology. His PhD research is a re-evaluation of Johann Goethe’s scientific writings, while developing algorithms to study its implications on understanding form and growth in both natural and architectural morphogenesis. Recently, he acquired funding by NSF (TUBITAK) to develop a new computational approach towards the study of digital heritage, particularly revisiting Seljukid Muqarnas using parametric tools.
Apart from his research and teaching record, Sabri has been involved with numerous public art projects and collaborations that have been exhibited in New York, Atlanta, Paris and Switzerland. In 2014, Gokmen won an international competition to build “Calyx” – an experimental art project featuring generative design and digital fabrication at the University of Rochester campus.
Since 2017 Sabri has been working on a youtube channel (Parametric.Online) covering diverse parametric modeling tools for artists, architects and designers sharing his knowledge and expertise on computational tools.
Currently, Sabri holds an Assistant Professor and chair position at Kadir Has University, Deparment of Architecture in Istanbul, Turkey. His focus is to lead effort to introduce digital methods and technologies in undergraduate curriculum and founding of the Digital Design and Fabrication Lab.