Reef Design Lab was founded by industrial designer Alex Goad. Our multidisciplinary studio works closely with marine ecologists to develop habitat infrastructure for a range of research and commercial applications. RDL’s particular focus is how we can use innovative design and manufacturing methods to create more effective habitat solutions. Our extensive knowledge of how 3D printing can be used to minimise cost while increasing geometric complexity has made us a world leader in this field. 

We have been creating longterm partnerships with research institutions and communities around the world to develop techniques for enhancing the ecological performance of artificial structures. These collaborations between designer, scientist and community are essential to improving our relationship between the built and natural environment.

 

Above: MARS designed by Alex Goad (2013) on display at the Boston Society of Architects 'Nature Structure' Exhibition 2018. Photo and exhibition curation by Scott Burnham.

Above: MARS designed by Alex Goad (2013) on display at the Boston Society of Architects 'Nature Structure' Exhibition 2018. Photo and exhibition curation by Scott Burnham.