Tom Bessai is a registered architect and founding partner with Maria Denegri of the Toronto-based architecture firm Denegri Bessai Studio. Projects from the studio have been published nationally and internationally. He has recently established DBS Fabrication — a satellite research and production workshop that augments the computing, design and prototyping facilities of the practice. He is an Assistant Professor at the J.H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto. He holds an MArch from UCLA and is completing an MSc from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College with a specialization in Design and Material Systems. His research and teaching explore computation and fabrication strategies for adaptive architecture.