David Benjamin is Director of AEC Industry Futures at Autodesk Research. His team explores generative design, sustainability, and re-usable design intelligence for the built environment. Recent projects include the NIS Engine Factory for Airbus in Hamburg, the Autodesk MaRS Office in Toronto, the Alkmaar Affordable Housing District for Van Wijnen in the Netherlands, and the Embodied Computation Lab for Princeton University
Project Discover is a workflow for generative design for architecture. It involves the integration of a rule-based geometric system, a series of measurable goals, and a system for automatically generating, evaluating, and evolving a very large number of design options. The result is a tool to explore a wide design space, and get closer and closer to achieving all of the goals simultaneously.