Building Connections Congress

When:  Jan 13, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (ET)

Perspectives: Practice and the Future of Computational Design Technologies

In the ever-changing whirlwind of modern technology, there is certainly no shortage of options to choose from. We are constantly presented with the latest tools for innovation⁠—each with a specific purpose. However, at the core of design practice and managing the built environment, how can industry leaders distinguish which of these tools are transformative and which are simply hype? From changing workflows and driving innovation to improving productivity and increasing profits, the technologies we utilize have the capacity to create waves of change within our industries and beyond.

Join fellow colleagues and industry leaders at the Building Connections Congress on January 13, where we will discuss differing perspectives on how automation, augmented decision making, design analysis, and computational design will impact the future of practice, and our industry.  

For the first time, this event will be live streamed and recorded through the AIAU platform. Attend in person or through live streaming


Attendees will earn up to 5 AIA LUs.

Schedule at a Glance

Check in and breakfast - 8am
Opening remarks - 8:30am
Data in Computational Design - 9am
Break - 10am
Augmenting the Design Process - 10:30am
Sponsor - 11:30am
Lunch - 12pm
Analytics via Computational Design - 1pm
Break - 2pm
Automation in Computational Design- 2:30pm
Increasing Collaboration with Technology -  3:30pm
Closing remarks - 4:30pm
Reception - 5pm

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Matt Goldsberry, AIA, HDR
Alyssa Haas, Stantec
Andrea Love, AIA, Payette
Robert Otani, PE, Thornton Tomasetti
Z Smith, FAIA, Eskew Dumez Ripple
Dane Stokes, ZGF Architects
Violet Whitney, Sidewalk Labs/Columbia University
Emily Griffith, North Carolina State University
Nicholas Cameron, AIA, Perkins+Will
Brian Krause, Clark Construction

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