Dr. Abel Maciel is an Architect and Senior Research Associate at the University College London. His research interests include Computational Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain). He is Director of Design Computation, a specialist consultancy based in London. There, he focuses on the development and delivery of complex Building Information Modelling, Programmatic Design, and Digital Fabrication. Abel brings extensive experience in architecture and research on a wide range of design typologies and scales, working with some of the world's leading design practices, such as Arup, Foster and Partners, Heatherwick Studio and Zaha Hadid Architects. He is a Founding Director of the Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC) and Faculty Member of the UCL Centre of Blockchain Technologies.