Train Staff, Gain Buy-In & Create a

Pro-Computation Culture on Your Projects

August 28-30, 2017

San Francisco

Speaker Faculty

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Jorge Barrero
Vice President & Senior Designer
HKS Inc.

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

08:20 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

08:10 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jonathan Bartling
Associate Vice President
HGA Architects & Engineers

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

14:40 | Understanding How Tools such as Virtual Reality Can Provide Better Visualization & Feedback of Computational Designs to Further Inform Decision Making

Zigmund Rubel
Chief of Building Sciences
Aditazz Inc.

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

08:30 | Keynote: Demonstrating How Computational Design Made a Major Impact on a Planning & Design Practice, Successfully Optimizing the Solution Through Computation

Aubrey Tucker
Associate, Innovative Technology Developer
Stantec Architecture

Aubrey's professional experience is within the Architecture Industry and specifically in document delivery with BIM tools. He has experience coordinating large BIM projects; some examples are higher education (1 Million+ sq. ft), science and technology (clean room and medical equipment heavy projects), skyscrapers (six, one residential tower in Calgary, one residential tower near Vancouver, one mixed use tower in Edmonton, two Houston renovations and one 400M in Saudi Arabia) and Medical (1 Million+ sq. ft.). He has extensive experience in coordinating teams across multiple software platforms on a single project while keeping work "smart" between offices/groups/teams. Aubrey's interests are in great Design, Art, Parametric Modeling, Computational Design, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Fabrication, Virtual Reality/Full Immersion hardware & software, 4D - 5D construction modeling/accountability and all the technology required to process these concepts. Aubrey's overarching goal is to utilize the latest in hardware, software and digital paradigms to create smart work within the built environment.

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

13:20 | Panel: Reimagining the Culture & Contractual Relationships Between Owners, Architects & Contractors to Enable Further Adoption of Computational Design

Jonathan Sandoval
Co-lead Computational Design, Regional & Firmwide
Gensler

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is old news. Today’s projects require solutions beyond those offered by BIM due to their complex interplay of aesthetic, programmatic, environmental, and budgetary goals. Gensler’s Jonathan Sandoval, Assoc. AIA, and Chris Melander, AIA, are harnessing the power of computational design to develop and evaluate such solutions. Based in Baltimore, Jonathan and Chris lead the computational design effort for Gensler’s Southeast Region and serve on Gensler’s Firmwide Computational Design Leaders Group. Through the use of tools such as Dynamo and Grasshopper, they’re reimaging the design process on project types ranging from commercial office buildings to government workplaces to commercial interiors. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them discuss how they’re shifting the landscape of performance-driven and data-driven design and documentation.

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

08:20 | Optimizing the Design of a Multifunctional Canopy, Factoring Sustainability, Roof Space, Material Use, Weather Protection, Cost & More

Caleb Wild
Associate Facility Designer
Walt Disney Imagineering

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

11:20 | Owner Perspective: Hearing How Computational Design is Being Adopted by a Major Construction Client

Dave Namaky
Associate/Architect
NBBJ

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

14:30 | Exploring How Non-Computation Staff Can be Trained & Encouraged to Utilize Computational Tools

Erik Hanson
Principal
Lionakis

Workshop B: Starting a New Computational Design Team

Monday, August 28

15:30 | The First Step is Often the Hardest

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

09:20 | Panel: Benchmarking How Computational Designers Integrate into the Standard Design Workflow

Jason Smith
Design Principal
SmithGroupJJR

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

09:00 | Hearing Step By Step How Floor Plans have Been Optimized Using the Latest in Computational Design

Ryan Cameron
Associate/Project Architect
DLR Group

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

11:00 | Hearing How Computational Design Teams have Used Their Initiative to Gain Buy-In from Project Managers & Increase Their Value to Designers

Thomas Whisker
VDC Project Manager
Turner Construction

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

13:20 | Panel: Reimagining the Culture & Contractual Relationships Between Owners, Architects & Contractors to Enable Further Adoption of Computational Design

Chang-Yeon Cho
Architect & Firmwide Computational Design Leader
Gensler

Chang-Yeon Cho AIA, LEED AP is an architect and firmwide computational design leader in Gensler’s New York City office. He provides cultural and technical leadership on how to advance the computational design capability of Gensler. Graduating with Masters in Architecture from University of Michigan, he has 10 years of architectural design experience in workplace, mixed use, transportation, higher education, retail and cultural projects at various scales as a project design lead, BIM manager and computational design specialist. This diverse experience informs his holistic point of view from concept design to construction. He has researched how technology affords new design possibilities by providing new insights and creating new construction methods. These innovations can change the way designers approach design problems and create exciting new future for built environment.

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

11:40 | Understanding How Computational Design Can Be Adopted Across a Multi-Office Company

Jeremy Luebker
Design Applications Tech
Perkins+Will

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

15:40 | Exploring How Computational Designers & Their Managers can Set Upfront Expectations & Build Trust

Kyle Martin
VDC Specialist
Tocci Building Companies

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

13:20 | Panel: Reimagining the Culture & Contractual Relationships Between Owners, Architects & Contractors to Enable Further Adoption of Computational Design

Matthew Winkelstein
Senior Associate
BAR Architects

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

13:00 | Comparing the Pros & Cons of Popular Software, Considering Functionality, Ease of Use & Level of Integration with Design Tools

Nathaniel Zuelzke
Senior Designer
Studio V Architecture

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

14:00 | Audience Discussion: Could Architects Charge More for Their Services due to the Benefits of Computational Design Across the Project Lifecycle?

09:20 | Panel: Benchmarking How Computational Designers Integrate into the Standard Design Workflow

Phil Kolbo
Senior Associate
Populous

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

13:00 | Comparing the Pros & Cons of Popular Software, Considering Functionality, Ease of Use & Level of Integration with Design Tools

Sean Carter
Digital Design & Practice Manager
Studios Architecture

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

13:00 | Comparing the Pros & Cons of Popular Software, Considering Functionality, Ease of Use & Level of Integration with Design Tools

Zach Soflin
Architect
BVH Architecture

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

10:40 | Time Saving: Assessing the ROI of Optimizing Designs & Automating Repetitive Tasks to Gain Buy-In

So Young Lee
Project Architect
HOK

So Young has over 11 years of experience that ranges commercial, residential, healthcare and higher education projects as a designer and a digital design leader at prominent firms in Chicago and San Francisco. So Young's projects include Transbay Block 9 Residential Tower, a part of the Transbay redevelopment project while at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Gensler’s NVIDIA Headquarters in Silicon Valley featuring the efficient triangular plans and parametric building enclosure modeling, the world's tallest Jeddah Tower, and the first positive energy building Masdar Headquarters while working at Adrian Smith+ Gordon Gill Architecture. So Young has been heavily involved in designing complex geometry and transitioning the shape into rationalized and buildable forms using the latest digital technologies. She's been working on various projects using Revit with Dynamo to create the abstract geometries for competition entries, conceptual massing for architectural projects, or as a fabrication tool for the installation project and construction. So Young is NCARB certified, a licensed architect in Illinois, an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and a Construction Documents Technologist.

Day One

Tuesday, August 29

09:20 | Panel: Benchmarking How Computational Designers Integrate into the Standard Design Workflow

Chris Melander
Architect
Gensler

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is old news. Today’s projects require solutions beyond those offered by BIM due to their complex interplay of aesthetic, programmatic, environmental, and budgetary goals. Gensler’s Jonathan Sandoval, Assoc. AIA, and Chris Melander, AIA, are harnessing the power of computational design to develop and evaluate such solutions. Based in Baltimore, Jonathan and Chris lead the computational design effort for Gensler’s Southeast Region and serve on Gensler’s Firmwide Computational Design Leaders Group. Through the use of tools such as Dynamo and Grasshopper, they’re reimaging the design process on project types ranging from commercial office buildings to government workplaces to commercial interiors. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them discuss how they’re shifting the landscape of performance-driven and data-driven design and documentation

Day Two

Wednesday, August 30

08:20 | Optimizing the Design of a Multifunctional Canopy, Factoring Sustainability, Roof Space, Material Use, Weather Protection, Cost & More

Alexander Webb
Assistant Professor of Emergent Technology
University of New Mexico

Workshop A: Artificial Intelligence & Automated Design

Monday, August 28

13:00 | Leveraging Distributed Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Urban Design & Architecture