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Generative Design for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Generative design is a definitive shift in conceptualizing, designing, and building. Discover how design automation and design optimization deliver a new freedom and possibilities.

New opportunities with generative design

AEC industry experts share what generative design means for future of design, and the difference it's making in how they approach their work.

Discover how generative design is used in AEC

Generative Design in Architecture and Construction Will Pave the Way to Productivity

Phil Bernstein explains the new era of generative design. Designers and builders will use computers not just to describe buildings, but cocreate them.

Will Algorithms Be the New Architects?

Dwell magazine explores the new relationship between architects and technology, and how generative design helps augment (and not replace).

Generative urban design: collaboration between Autodesk Research & Van Wijnen

Learn how Van Wijnen, innovative Dutch construction company, has implemented generative design in the real world. 

Generative design classes & resources

  • Generative Design: What Is It and How Will It Transform Our Industry?

    Learn about the foundations of generative design and how to create a company culture that supports design processes using generative design.

  • Generative Design for Busy People

    See three quick real-world examples and later watch the four episode webinar series featuring industry experts. 

  • Dynam(o)ite Your Architectural Design: Optimization of Facade Panels

    In this class you will discover an innovative way to optimize your complex facade panel layout into a constructible and manufactureable organism. 

  • Generative Design for Architectural Space Planning

    Gain technical and theoretical knowledge about generative design for architecture and its main steps.

Autodesk generative design technology for AEC

Learn how Autodesk development efforts are making it possible for AEC professionals to use automation to quickly explore, evaluate, and optimize their designs. Join the generative design community today and sign up for the beta.