Will Shapiro received his B. Arch from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in 2013. Prior to studying architecture, he studied Mathematics, with a focus on Algebraic Topology at Brown University, Cambridge University and The University of Chicago. At Brown, he discovered a relationship between the Fibonacci numbers and a set of continued fractions; the resulting paper was awarded the David Howell Premium for Excellence in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy by Brown University.
While working with Cecil Balmond in London, Shapiro created a suite of software tools for visualizing and producing novel geometries based on higher dimensional mathematics. Recently he has been developing modeling software that allows users to understand how the structures they design react to forces in real time.