Mollie Claypool is Co-Founder and CEO of Automated Architecture (AUAR). AUAR, a UK-based start up, is building a distributed microfactory network for affordable and sustainable timber housing using AUAR’s innovative approach to robotics and supply chain innovation.
Mollie is a leading architecture theorist and systems thinker who believes in radically changing the way we build so we can change the way we live. Her ethos is that radical change in housing production using automation must come from a fundamental rethink of both what and how we build.
She is an Associate Professor in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. At The Bartlett she is Co-Director of AUAR Labs and History & Theory Coordinator in MArch Architectural Design. As Managing Editor of Prospectives, an open access peer reviewed journal supported by The Bartlett, she advocates for emerging thinkers and diverse voices in architecture. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Cluster for Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture at the University of Stuttgart, and previously was faculty at the AA School of Architecture. As an author she co-wrote Robotic Building: Architecture in the Age of Automation (Detail Edition 2019) and authored the SPACE10 report “The Digital in Architecture: Then, Now and in the Future” (2019).