In architecture, technology and computers provide ways for us to produce and share design documentation. Until now, the profession has divided our work processes into a discovery phase with hand sketching and a production phase where the sketches are developed into computer-aided illustrations. Architectural design is currently experiencing a shift wherein there is an integration of hand sketching and technology into a single process. This course will demonstrate the ways in which computers can help us sketch and iterate our ideas, and how we can redefine sketching to include all drawing, direct modeling, and computational studies. “When I say artist I mean the man who is building things—creating molding the earth—whether it be the plains of the west—or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction—some with a brush—some with a shovel—some choose a pen”—Jackson Pollock. This session features FormIt 360, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved
- Learn how to capitalize on an idea from thought to concept to construction
- Learn how to create a Dynamo Shared Workspace
- Learn how to integrate Dynamo Shared Workspace into your FormIt 360 design models
- Learn how to capitalize on sketching and computational workflow to advance the design process
Mike Engel, associate AIA, is a designer with Elness Swenson Graham Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a speaker at AU 2015,16, MU2015,16,17 and RTCNA 2016. He has a particular focus on formulating and developing integration between the design and production teams. His previous work at Johnson Braund (JBDG) in Seattle, Washington, was to lead the firm-wide adoption of a Revit software workflow. Prior to JBDG, he studied and worked at Place Architecture in Bozeman, Montana, where he received his Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University. He has a passion for integrating designers’ conceptual hand sketches and artwork into modern technological tools. In his downtime, he enjoys rockclimbing and exploring the worlds treasures with his children.