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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.

Sign up for generative design workshops at Acadia in Austin, Texas on October 21-23Sign up today 

Industry experts on the benefits of 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.

Examples of how generative design is used in AEC today

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    CONSTRUCTION FIRM IS USING GENERATIVE DESIGN TO RETOOL URBAN HOUSING

    One of Japan’s largest construction firms is developing custom systems that use generative design to optimize building on small parcels.

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    Autodesk uses own solution for new Toronto office

    Pushing the limits of generative design for architecture, Autodesk's new office in Toronto is the first large-scale example of a generatively- designed office space.

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    Van Wijnen reinvents the way homes are built

    The innovative construction company applies generative design at the urban scale and explores possibilities around the layout of residential areas based on financial, sociological or environmental metrics.

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    Generative Design 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.

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.

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How we are collaborating with the industry to bring generative design

Autodesk came together with customers and researchers this summer at our Technology Center in Toronto. Our objective? To explore the potential applications of generative design for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

Project Refinery: Generative design beta software

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.

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Need help getting started?

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