Dr. Nikola Marinčić joined the School of Architecture from ETH Zurich, where he worked as a lecturer at the chair of Digital Architectonics and the doctoral program coordinator at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA). He graduated as an architect in Serbia and later obtained a master’s of Advanced Studies degree at ETH Zurich, where he studied the philosophy of technology and computer-aided architectural design. During his postgraduate studies, Marinčić worked for one year as a guest researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research program of the Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. In 2017, he was awarded the ETH Medal of Distinction for an outstanding doctoral dissertation on computational models in architecture.
Marinčić investigates the relationship between architecture and information technology, especially the challenges Artificial Intelligence poses to the field. He strives to illuminate the exceptional relevance of digital literacy today. He recognizes its applicability as universal – beyond disciplines, different practices and topical expertise. His monograph “Computational Models in Architecture,” published by Birkhauser/De Gruyter in 2019, celebrates abstract, spectral model-thinking and opens up multiple perspectives on how digitally literate architects could reinvent their field in the digital age.