Computational design is the “new black” for design practices, but how can an organization take a specialized skill set and turn it into a core practical capability? Matt Goldsberry and Nathan Miller will present strategies for developing a computational design network in architectural practice that addresses skill-set growth, tool creation, and content management. Using HDR Architecture as a case study, this class will explore tactics for growing this specialized skill set to be a core capability within a design practice. We will discuss computational strategies that have contributed to the ability to win work, create design efficiencies, and improve building performance. This session features Dynamo Studio and Revit. AIA Approved
- Learn about tactics for creating a community of computational designers in an architecture firm
- Learn about examples for using computation to communicate value to clients and win work
- Learn about approaches for creating and sharing tools “at scale” within an organization
- Learn about real-world applications of computational design in practice
Nathan Miller is an associate partner and director of Architecture and Engineering Solutions at CASE. He is responsible for leading the efforts on architecture and engineering strategy, computational design implementation, and data interoperability. Nate's professional background as a lead architectural designer has provided him with a holistic perspective on the use of technology to support project development and delivery. Using his expertise in advanced 3D modeling workflows and computational automation, Nate has worked with AECO (architecture/engineering/construction/owner) clients to deliver leading Solutions for projects that include high-rise towers, mixed-use master plans, and Olympic-sized sports venues. Nate has also authored numerous freely available and open-source software tools with capabilities for geometric rationalization, automation, and information exchange.
Matt is a Digital Design Principal with HDR Architecture, he oversees the applied research and implementation of advanced computational design workflows. He is responsible for developing new computational tools and workflows to facilitate design exploration, automated analysis, and advanced data management. Matt has taught workshops at UCLA, lectured at the USC BIM conference in Los Angeles, and is an guest critic for design studios at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Matt holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has also studied at Beijing Architecture Studio Enterprise in Beijing, a global studio for architecture, engineering, and theory. Matt’s work has been in published and featured in Architect magazine, Interior Design magazine, and Healthcare Design magazine.