Nathan King DDes.
Dr. Nathan King is the Senior Industry Engagement Manager for the Autodesk Technology Centers focusing on Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, where he develops applied research collaborations between Industry, Design Practice, and Academia. With master’s degrees in Architecture and Industrial Design, Nathan earned his Doctor of Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a focus on additive manufacturing and robotics in design and construction and was a founding manager in the Materials Processes, and Systems group (MaP+S). Prior to joining Autodesk, King was a Director at MASS Design Group, where he collaborated on the development and deployment of innovative building technologies, medical devices, and evaluation methods for application in resource-limited settings. Nathan is a faculty member at Virginia Tech where he is Co-Director of the Center for Design Research (CDR) and regularly a visiting lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design focusing on topics relating to automation in design and construction. As a designer, Nathan’s work spans the globe with built work in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti, Sweden, Dominican Republic, United States, and beyond. Currently, King is leading the development of a series of deployable medical clinics in Uganda and Zambia where he advises the Red Cross and Ministry of Health on the design and construction of distributed healthcare infrastructure.