James is co-founder of SumPoint
. He brings a unique mix of design, engineering, construction, and digital fabrication expertise. His work focuses on the comprehensive process of delivering extraordinary architectural projects; leveraging parametric design-to-fabrication-to-installation workflows.
Previously, James was Vice President - Innovation R&D at Zahner
, a company that specializes in computational fabrication at an architectural scale. As a part of the Executive Team, James led research initiatives and provided strategic support on large scale and complex projects.
He has worked as a Design Engineer with award winning architecture firms around the world and as a Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Company
James holds a Master of Architecture
and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Environmental Design
from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Andrew is co-founder of SumPoint
. He's a problem solving technologist – trained as an Architect, he takes on complex design challenges by collaborating across disciplines, working from micro to macro, and building interesting and impactful spaces that make the world a better place.
Formerly, Andrew was Associate Director of Fabrication Architecture at Sidewalk Labs/Google
where he led the DFMA prototyping of a mass timber kit-of-building-parts composed of facade, floor, and structural elements.
He was an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Zahner
, where he developed custom fabrication processes, implemented bespoke software and hardware tools, and created online platforms for the specification of unique facade components. He holds a Master of Architecture
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Greg is Senior Engineer at SumPoint
. He is a Design Engineer with expertise in computational design. Applying a scientific methodology to construction challenges; he takes projects from design to completion, carefully considering how each stage of the process will impact the final build.
Before joining SumPoint, Greg was a Lead Engineer with C.W. Keller
where he developed technologies and workflows to produce free-form geometry from hardwoods, concrete, and solid surfaces. His work with CAD automation, site analysis, and survey coordination allowed for highly accurate, complex assemblies to be built on schedule while minimizing field adjustments.
He has experience working with innovative construction and manufacturing techniques, machine prototyping, large set data analysis, and finite element analysis (FEA). He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Colorado Boulder.