The AA-ITB BambooLab is a programme held jointly between the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London, and the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). The goal is to teach a unique design process for bamboo using computational design tools in an attempt to achieve a greater alignment between digital architectural design tools and materials with natural variability such as bamboo. In researching a greater synthesis between these we look to coach participants to develop research portfolios which can advocate for sustainable architecture utilising bamboo as a catalyst for ecological regeneration and a resilient, sustainable built environment.