Agritecture is an advisory services and technology firm focused on urban and controlled environment agriculture.
Agritecture and Asahi were awarded Microsoft’s ‘AI for Earth’ grant. The trio is working together to use Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to improve the viability of hops cultivation under volatile climate conditions in the Czech Republic.
Meet Our Experts
Get to know the team with a combined 50+ years of innovative agriculture experience.
Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO
Henry is an acknowledged global thought leader in the vertical and urban agriculture industry. He has spoken at sustainability-driven forums and events worldwide, and has 10+ years of experience consulting and spearheading numerous sustainability initiatives.
Expertise: concept development, strategic planning, sustainability assessments
Djavid Amidi-Abraham, Director of Consulting
Djavid oversees project development and helps clients determine the right growing method, crop choice, and labor-management methods. He has a professional background in sustainable technologies including hydroponic equipment distribution, vertical axis wind turbine sales, and carbon sequestration applications.
Expertise: farm design, equipment & technology, feasibility studies
Jeffrey Landau, Director of Business Development
Jeffrey works with our partner network of equipment and financing providers to create a direct pathway for Agritecture clients and users to accelerate their project development timeline and increase their likelihood of success.
Expertise: business development, partner relations, workforce development
David Ceaser, Lead Agronomist
David advises on growing- and operations-related questions for our clients. He also oversees research and data modeling activities for Agritecture Designer. David has more than 15 years of experience working in agriculture, including indoor and outdoor hydroponics as well as soil.
Expertise: crop management, business strategy, crop climate resilience, CEA algorithms
Alberto López, Systems Engineer
Alberto advises on optimization of operation and energy performance of greenhouses and CEA facilities. He has obtained hands-on experience in the operation, design, and construction of vertical farms while living in Europe.
Expertise: climate control strategies, resource analysis, technology assessment
Isabelle Dom, Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Isabelle oversees the Agritecture brand and all marketing initiatives including the website, blog, social media, newsletter, and events. She also works closely with clients to develop brand-appropriate marketing strategies and messaging.
Expertise: brand management, content marketing, and communications
Brakeley Bryant, Sustainability & Markets Consultant
Brakeley Bryant is a sustainability analyst specializing in sustainable food systems and innovation at Agritecture. She holds an MSc in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development from Lund University and a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
Expertise: sustainable food systems, innovation, market research
Christian Kanlian, Food Systems Consultant
Christian assists clients with the technical and supply chain aspects of their operations, bringing expertise in horticulture, plant genetics, and alternative food distribution models to Agritecture.
Expertise: sustainable field agriculture, molecular biology, regional food supply chains
Ben Buckner, Operations & Finance Associate
Ben manages the company's business operations and financial reporting in addition to overseeing the financial health and long term financial planning of the company. His professional experience spans across multiple industries including technology, music, politics and non-profits.