The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. TAP leaders monitor the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
As we consider the landscape of our built environment today, the future of architectural design is entering yet another paradigm shift. Artificial intelligent systems, machine learning and automation have already transformed a number of industries and are making their way into the design and construction of buildings today.
Our design community is dealing with the repercussions of this technology, both good and bad. We fear this may mean the end of the "designer" and are simultaneously encouraged by the possibilities this sort of technology opens up for us. So let's talk about how this intelligence can and will help us.
Building Connections 2018 will explore how the industry is evolving to address this surfeit of information, how design should address these changes to our social fabric and quite simply the idea of what the possibilities are for the future of design.January 8 at AIA National; free to attend; attendees will learn 6 AIA LUs.