Computational design enables architects to design parametrically, using visual programming to automate design processes and simulate, script, customize the parameters of, and generate design solutions—making it easier to explore ideas and innovate. Design practices big and small are turning to computational design to solve problems in new ways. Students with experience in computational design have a distinct advantage in their careers. Hear how Autodesk Dynamo is helping the next generation design structures and buildings and create using digital fabrication.
- Computational design skills
- Help students with future careers
- Digital fabrication in building design
- Incorporate parametric modeling into the classroom
Danelle Briscoe received her master of architecture degree from Yale University (2002) where she was awarded the Eero Saarinen Design Excellence Award. Her bachelor of architecture degree with honors (1995) is from the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Her 10 years of work experience include designer at Frank Gehry Partners, LLP; designer at Marmol Radziner LLP (both in Los Angeles); and she did her UT residency at Centerbrook Architects and Planners (in Connecticut). She has exhibited work in Axis Gallery, Tokyo (2002); the 2004 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York; and the MAK Center in Los Angeles (2004); and she had a solo show at Objectspace in Auckland, New Zealand. In addition to numerous conference and journal publications, she has recently published her first book Beyond BIM: Architecture Information Modeling (Routledge 2015). Prior to her position as assistant professor at UT, Danelle held a tenured lecturer position for 4 years at Unitec School of Architecture in Auckland, New Zealand, and was also a visiting faculty member in 2009 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She works as a solo practitioner and is currently completing the renovation of an acupuncture clinic in Austin. Her research at UT is primarily engaged in material and digital fabrication research through information modeling.