Andrei Jipa is a Doctoral student at the chair for Digital Building Technologies, ITA at the D-ARCH, ETH Zurich. He studied architecture at Ion Mincu University in Bucharest, University of Sheffield and University of Westminster in London. After his diploma, he founded jamD, a digital fabrication and parametric design studio based in London. As a Visiting Lecturer, Andrei taught Computational Design to MArch and MSc students at the University of Westminster. His current research focuses on 3D sand-print composites for the construction of full scale functional building components.