Overcoming the Barriers to Computation Mass Adoption

July 23-25, 2018

New York

Workshop A
Monday, July 23 2018

10.00 - 12.00

Optimizing Your Technology Strategy with Computation Software

Workshop Leader: Andy VanMater, Computational Design Architect, Cannon Design

The choice of computational design software and tools remain relatively small, however their powers are huge. This workshop will focus on enhancing the ways in which you employ computational software with practical demonstrations of how to make the most out of the capabilities of programs such as Grasshopper and Dynamo. It will look at solutions for difficult data transferal between software and will discuss which programs are the most applicable to particular datasets. Finally, it will explain the different level of skills needed to use the software and tools to help get your entire team on board.

Andy VanMater, Computational Design Architect, Cannon Design

Workshop B
Monday, July 23 2018

13.00 - 15.00

Improving Design Feedback for Project-Specific Factors

Workshop Leader: Jason Smith, Design Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Obtaining rapid feedback is critical to delivering higher quality design options to your clients without significantly delaying the design process between feedback. In this workshop you will
explore how to improve architectural planning with the use of computational tools and discover how they can deliver quick feedback. Learn to incorporate simulations relative to specific
project factors such as the environment into feedback with computational design options. Take this opportunity to see how to best interpret this feedback and then leverage it to offer advanced
and tailored solutions to your clients.

Jason Smith, Design Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Workshop C
Monday, July 23 2018

15.30 - 17.30

Establishing Computational Design Culture within Your Firm

Workshop Leader: Masha Pekurovsky, Associate Digital Solutions Designer, Stantec Workshop Leader: Alyssa Haas, Computational Designer, Stantec

Developing a design culture receptive to computational approaches is necessary to implement solutions that are successful and provide opportunities for ROI. Learn the best ways to approach its adoption, the most important factors to consider and hear the challenges that others have faced along the away. This workshop will explore ways to gain buy-in from leadership, develop an implementation action plan, as well as project team roles and responsibilities across disciplines. Case-study examples will be used throughout this session to discuss contributing factors to evolving team culture for rapid computational design adaptation.

Masha Pekurovsky, Associate Digital Solutions Designer, Stantec

Alyssa Haas, Computational Designer, Stantec