Posts Tagged ‘Architectural Practice & Management’

Artificial intelligence will soon be used to create residential interiors, says design app maker. By Jennifer Goodman Courtesy Planner 5D Would you want your model homes to be outfitted via a computer? It may be the future of interior design. Engineers at software company Autodesk recently created a piece of furniture via artificial intelligence (AI) […]


BIM’s ‘Google Docs for buildings’ is transforming architecture – but could it kill creativity? The software is simplifying the design process but it could affect the creative one By Tom Cheshire Architecture is in the middle of its biggest transformation since the introduction of computers. Building information modeling (BIM) is a simple enough idea: a […]


By Randy Deustsch Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED AP is the Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign teaching design, professional practice, building technology and digital technology. Randy is a BIM authority and architect responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects. He leads an […]


by Alfred Huang Implementing Virtual Design & Construction using BIM – Current & Future Practice


By Phil Bernstein This is the inaugural column “Practice Values,” a new bi-monthly series by architect and technologist Phil Bernstein. The column will focus on the evolving role of the architect at the intersection of design and construction, including subjects such as alternative delivery systems and value generation. Bernstein was formerly vice president at Autodesk […]


@wired  THE MOST INTERESTING thing about Herzog and De Meuron’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn’t its wave-like facade, which rises above the city of Hamburg, Germany. It’s not the gently curved elevator at the base of the lobby that deposits you into the belly of the Swiss architects’ alien landscape. And it’s not the […]


by Jason Ruddle Construction is looking towards a digital future, and embracing technology as never before. BIM has given impetus to investments in collaboration and information sharing. However, we believe that unless contractors also address their project management (PM) approach they cannot effectively pursue a digital construction future, or even implement BIM to full effect. […]


by Richard Saxon While BIM use accelerates among designers and constructors, it is clear that clients are mostly disengaged. Surveys suggest that 75% of clients that are using BIM on their projects are “passive”. I use this term to indicate clients that are willing to let BIM be used on their job but are not […]


by Mark Farmer It is clear to me that scaling up the digital agenda, with BIM at its heart, is crucial to how the industry addresses its systemic problems, of which I would highlight the following selection here: Productivity – The ability to ensure coordinated and integrated products designed with manufacture and assembly in mind. BIM […]


by Proactive Practices MASS Design Group was founded in 2006 by a group of students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). The idea emerged when Michael Murphy heard Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, speak at Harvard about the work his organization does in developing countries. Over the last 30 years, PIH has […]