BFA - Honors University of Manitoba 2005
MFA - Concordia University 2008
MArch - University of Toronto 2012
MAS Digital Fabrication and Architecture - ETH Zurich 2016
Lecturer / Digital Fabrication Coordinator / Associate at Mesh Consultants.
Nicholas Steven Hoban is a computational designer specializing in the field of digital fabrication, robotics, and computational workflows. Utilizing computer programming, simulation, and CADCAM programming, Nicholas delivers data-driven design and prototypes in research and the AEC industry.
As the digital fabrication coordinator, Nicholas oversees the integration and deployment of all the digital fabrication lab systems at the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
Nicholas teaches academically at the undergraduate level in the technology stream at the Daniels Faculty. The architecture technology stream focuses on computational design, parametric modeling, simulation, and its relation to digital fabrication tools, systems, and design.
Professionally, Nicholas is an associate at Mesh Consultants Inc., a geometry studio and consultancy in Toronto specializing in solving critical problems in geometry through custom algorithms, software, and simulation. Nicholas has worked for the legislative assembly of Ontario on the 3D scan database for the digital archive of the Queens Park. As a research assistant for the director of Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich, in conjunction with the office of Christian Kerez in Zurich, Nicholas played a key role in creating Incidental Space for the Switzerland pavilion in the 2016 Venice Biennale.