Pre-Conference Hackathon Day

Wednesday | October 28, 2020

 

The Pre-Conference Hackathon Day will focus on computational building design and how it can support sustainability and greener building.

 

With the world in climate crisis, it is vital designers are taking into consideration parameters of sustainability to reduce a building’s energy consumption, increase water efficiency and offer a client lower long-term bills and maintenance costs. This workshop will be looking into how computation can reinforce that agenda around environmental design and how computational design can make sustainability part of the everyday.

Hackathon Leader:

 

Petr Mitev

Petr Mitev,
Global Leader of Design Computation
NBBJ

 

Selecting Your Group

This Hackathon is designed for a variety of skill levels. Therefore, attendees will need to select their level of capability from the following options once they have registered to attend:

Coding Skills: Beginner to Intermediate

Little or no previous knowledge/experience with text-based coding using one or more established programming languages. May have created individual or small-scale tools and utilities, but has not created large-scale, or "enterprise-ready" software applications.

Coding Skills: Intermediate to Advanced

Significant previous knowledge and experience with text-based coding using several or more established programming languages. Has previously worked on large-scale applications, and may even be a full-time Software Developer.

Computational Tools Skills: Beginner to Intermediate

Little or no previous knowledge and experience with applying and/or creating computational tools for architecture and design (automation, analysis, design rationalization, etc.). May have created small-scale utilities and scripts for bespoke tasks, but does not use computation as a primary means of design.

Computational Tools Skills: Intermediate to Advanced

Significant previous knowledge and experience with applying, creating, and designing computational tools for architecture and design (platforms, frameworks, specialist-oriented tools). Typically leverages computational tools as their primary method for contributing to design, and may have created tools for other computational design specialists.

Challenges are formed in advance for each group and will be released at 6pm EST, Tuesday October 27

Timings

7.00        Registration & Breakfast
8.00 Brief & Start
12.00 Lunch
4.00 Presentations to Judging Panel
5.00 End of Day for Attendees

Winners will be announced during the Chair’s Opening Remarks on the morning of Day 1, Thursday October 29

Judging Panel:

Nick Cameron

Nicholas Cameron
Director Digital Practice, Associate Principal
Perkins+Will

 

Hiram Rodriguez

Hiram Rodriguez
Design Technologist Specialist
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Dane Stokes

Dane Stokes
Associate
ZGF

Ryan Yaden

Ryan Yaden
Associate
Lake | Flato