John Locke is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in the AEC Industry Futures Group within Autodesk Research. John led design and construction management of Autodesk’s Toronto Office. He has contributed to successful collaborations with industry groups including Princeton University, the Museum of Modern Art, and Google. Currently, he is leading engagement with Build Health International around construction in the Global South.
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.