McNeel Europe, in collaboration with Cosentino, organizes for the first time in the Middle East a Rhino User Meeting. The event will take place during the Dubai Design Week on November 10, 2022.

If you are an architect, engineer, product designer, urban planner, landscape designer, 3D modeler, educator, or student, come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art 3D design, analysis, optimization, engineering, and fabrication.

Get inspired by industry experts who will share their more recent projects and workflows with the audience and don’t miss the chance to meet other Rhino and Grasshopper users like you.

Get a sneak peek at our new developments and learn more about Rhino’s ecosystem.

The agenda is available here.

Participation is free but registration is required for each session. Places are limited so sign up below:

*If you are unable to attend, we kindly ask you to let us know.

More questions? Contact


Miriam Llano

Miriam Llano. Regional Marketing Manager MEATI (Middle East, Africa, Turkey & India)
A marketing professional with a Masters Degree in Business from the IE Business School, Miriam is a skilled brand strategist who has spearheaded the growth of global surfaces leader Cosentino in the Middle East as its Marketing Manager for the last 5 years. She revels in combining her passion for design with her expertise in brand development to carve a unique and powerful position for Cosentino in the design industry.
As Vice President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce she currently also plays a pivotal role in promoting Spanish business throughout the UAE.

Carla Sologuren


Carla Sologuren. Business Development, Tech Support, and Training for McNeel Europe.

Industrial Designer based in Barcelona. She holds a master’s degree in Exhibition Design from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and she specialized in Lighting Design.

Currently, she combines her work as a designer with teaching Rhino and working for McNeel Europe.


Doaa Alsharif. Technical Support and Trainer for Robert McNeel & Associates.

Doaa Alsharif is a member of Robert McNeel & Associates training and development team. She has a special interest in architectural geometry, parametric design, and education. She’s an Authorized Rhino Trainer and has taught graduate-level courses in digital design methodologies in architecture.

Hebah Qatanany


Hebah Qatanany. Architect at Stantec.

A Palestinian architect and urbanist whose portfolio spans a diverse set of topics. She holds a bachelor’s in architecture from AUD and a Master’s in City and Technology from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC, Spain). A former teaching assistant for the Rhino – Digital Design and Fabrication at AUD. Published a number of research projects on topics of mobility, public participation, and computation. Passionate about the integration of technology in urban design and continues the use of parametric design tools in her work.


Toni Saade. Architectural Consultant KEO International Consultants.

A highly motivated Architect with a focus on sustainability, modernity, ecological footprint and how to incorporate the digital emerging technology in the design process. He currently works at KEO International Consultants using Rhino/Grasshopper.

Jose Antonio Carrillo


José Antonio Carrillo. Associate Professor of Architecture at American University in Dubai.

Architect, Building Engineer, and Academic with over 20 years of international experience. Associate Professor of Architecture at the American University in Dubai. Editor of the UOU Scientific Journal of Architecture- Ongoing Ph.D. research in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication exploring the intersection between Architecture and Gastronomy. Also, Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer.

Gregory Thomas Spaw


Gregory Thomas Spaw. Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah & Principal of SHO.

Prior to teaching at AUS, he has previously held the Ann Kalla Assistant Professorship at Carnegie Mellon University and taught undergraduate and graduate studios, seminars, and electives at the University of Tennessee. Concurrent with his academic engagement, Spaw is a principal of SHO, a design collaborative that straddles the territories of teaching, research, and practice. His previous professional experience includes work with the award-winning offices of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Preston Scott Cohen Inc., and Asymptote. His scholarly pursuits incorporate digital visualization, harnessing parametric workflows, intelligent material fabrication, and responsive environment design.

Anežka Závadová


Anežka Závadová. Senior product designer and lighting designer at Preciosa lighting Dubai.

Anezka Zavadova has been with Preciosa Lighting since 2016. As a senior designer in the company’s Middle East affiliate, she works with architects and designers across the region to develop specific design and light solutions. Her strength lies in her ability to conceptualize and create memorable lighting installations that fit a space’s size, usage, and style. In her work, she likes to combine industrial procedures that seek to enrich her artistic approach. Some of her more notable projects include the Mandarin Oriental in Dubai, Atlantis at The Palm, and Address Beach Resort in Dubai. She has degrees in both stage design and product design. In her work, she starts with the conceptual sketches and continues in creating the models in Rhinoceros, often using Grasshopper scripts.

Mirko Daneluzzo


Mirko Daneluzzo. Co-Founder NYXO OVD and founding faculty member at DIDI, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation.

Mirko is a designer, researcher, and educator. He is the Co-Founder and Head of Design of NYXO Visionary Design, an architecture and product design practice based in Dubai characterized by a multidisciplinary and technology-led approach to innovation. In 2018 he joined the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation as a founding professor where he conducts courses in the Foundation program and Product Design concentration. His work explores computational and fabrication tools for a posthuman and bio-integrated approach to design with projects ranging from experimental limited editions and serial productions. His work has been exhibited internationally in several events including the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2010, Beijing 2010, and Tallinn 2017, and in different Design Weeks, including Tokyo, Dubai, and Shanghai.

Alfonso Melero


Alfonso Melero. Asuni sales & tech support.

Alfonso Melero Beviá (Alicante, 1992) is an architect who graduated from the University of Alicante in 2016, specializing in Digital Fabrication and Performative Parametric Design at the MPDA by UPC in 2018. He has developed his work in computational design, automation, architectural illustration, and construction design. He has been part of Asuni since 2021 as technical and commercial support for VisualARQ and Lands Design.

Chandni Jeswani


Chandni Jeswani. Landscape Architect at ambientStudio.

Landscape architect with over 5 years of experience with Rhinoceros 3D across a variety of projects in architectural design and delivery in academic and professional capacities.

Shipra Narang


Shipra Narang. Architect at AECOM.

Architect with 15 years of professional experience and a passion to integrate data-driven design within everyday design processes. She studied at the Architectural Association in London and the Design Research laboratory has been the training ground of her computational journey. She see relational parametric as a trigger to explore larger and more responsive environments, both at the architectural and urban scales.

Ayoub Ahmad


Ayoub Ahmad. Architect and Computational Designer.

Ayoub is a Dubai-based architect and designer whose interests are in complex geometries, generative design, and exploring the ability to connect various design software workflows with computational strategies and parametric modeling in order to facilitate design projects’ complexities.

Jerome Cristobal


Jerome Cristobal. Senior BIM Coordinator at Jacobs.

Jerome has spent the last 6 years of his professional BIM career in Qatar working for two major
programs namely, Doha Metro and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It was during this time, many of the
well-known design firms involved in said projects are transitioning to computational design methods.
Being an experienced user of Rhino-Grasshopper and Revit, Jerome was able to work effectively as BIM
Coordinator for Qatar Rail Major Stations Program; and as BIM Analyst, helping deliver 8 FIFA-compliant
stadiums for the upcoming World Cup. Having gained project delivery experience from 2 major
programs, Jerome has been transferred to Dubai by his employer early this year, to help startup various
Saudi-based projects for the company.


Agenda (in detail here)


Cosentino Dubai City

Dubai Design District, d3. Building 4 Unit 401 A

Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative and sustainable surfaces for architecture and design. The company’s technologically advanced brands, Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa® by Cosentino, add value and inspiration to people’s lives by enabling the creation of unique designs for home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria, Spain. Currently Cosentino is present in 40 countries, with its own assets in 30 of them. The group has eight factories – seven in Almería, Spain and one in Brazil, one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 140 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.
The Group’s Middle East operations hub is the Cosentino City Dubai showroom and experiential centre in d3, catering to projects across the region.