Cobus Bothma

Director - Applied Research, KPF

As Director of Applied Research at KPF, Cobus oversees most aspects of new technology development and adoption. These include computational, cognitive and visualisation technologies and systems. He has over 25 years’ experience in both developing bespoke products for commercial industries and using advanced architectural software for building design. Cobus is active in numerous projects and competitions, and was an integral part of the Abu Dhabi International Airport team where he managed the FF&E package and overall 3D BIM dataset. Currently in London, he is working on a masterplan in Bermondsey, providing the team with environmental analysis and unit optimisation. He also oversees numerous London and international projects on computational design workflows and the implementation of AR and VR for advanced design. As part of his applied research agenda, he continually researches model and built scale digital fabrication and the implementation of advanced building technologies for construction and building management.’