Generative Design for Space Planning

Aubrey Tucker explores how AI and generative design can spark human creativity in designing spaces


Can artificial intelligence play a role in planning spaces that work for people? Aubrey Tucker of ETRO Construction Limited explains how generative design is not an “easy button” in space planning, but rather a tool to inspire creativity and help human designers solve problems.

About the speaker

Aubrey Tucker is an innovative technology developer, specializing in advanced parametric modeling, 4D/5D metadata, visualization, VR/AR, and all the things that make architecture fun to perceive. Formerly with Stantec, he is currently Director, Innovation + Technology at ETRO Construction in Vancouver, Canada.

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