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  • August 21, 2019

    Hosted by Buro Happold Engineering. See more about the event here.

    Speakers:
    Wolf Mangelsdorf, Dipl Ing (Arch), Dipl Ing (Civil), CEng MIStructE; Partner; Buro Happold Engineering
    Tom Ben-David, PhD, EIT, LEED AP BD+C; Graduate Mechanical Engineer; Buro Happold Engineering
    Kayleigh Houde, PE; Computational Community Leader; Buro Happold Engineering
    Mark Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Principal; KieranTimberlake
    Ryan Welch; Principal; KieranTimberlake
    Christopher Connock; Design Computation Director; KieranTimberlake
    Chitwan Saluja, Intl. Assoc. AIA ; Director of Technology; Jacobs

    Moderator:
    Andrew Haas, Assoc. AIA; Computational Designer, KPF; Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York

  • July 23, 2019
    Photos, left to right: Garrison Architects and nArchitects.
    Photos, left to right: Garrison Architects and nArchitects.

    Join us for a roundtable discussion to address the future of prefabrication in New York City, with a focus on how prefabrication practices can be applied to small-scale urban infrastructure projects to have a large public-realm impact. Speakers will touch on issues related to design and procurement, engineering and construction management, and site selection and logistics of prefabricated projects in New York City.

    We are at a critical moment in the implementation of modular, prefabricated, and design-build processes in New York City. How can the current conversation surrounding these topics be expanded to address issues related to the public realm? How can the public and private sector join forces to unpack the key roadblocks currently in the way?

    Introductions by:
    Rebecca Macklis, 
    Senior Urban Design Manager, NYC Public Design Commission
    Laurie Hawkinson,
     Partner at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects (SMH+); Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP; Commissioner, NYC Public Design Commission
    Jon Cohen,
     Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

    Speakers:
    Michaela Metcalfe, AIA, CCM, LEED AP, Director of Design and Construction Excellence, Department of Design and Construction
    Anthony Romeo, AIA, Program Director of the Queens Public Library Program Unit, former Project Executive/Director of Modular Home Design, Department of Design and Construction
    Susan Rosenstadt-Bresler, Deputy Chief of Architecture & Engineering, Department of Parks and Recreation
    Alan Price, PE, Director of Technical Certification and Research, Department of Buildings
    James Garrison, AIA, Principal, Garrison Architects
    Thomas Gluck, Principal, Gluck+
    Eric Bunge, FAIA, Principal, nArchitects
    Giuseppe Lignano, Intl.Assoc. AIA, Co-founding Principal, LO-TEK
    David Farnsworth, PE, Principal and Americas Tall Buildings Business Leader, ARUP
    Wolf Manglesdorf, Partner, BuroHappold Engineering

    Moderator:
    Laurie Hawkinson, Partner at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects (SMH+); Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP; Commissioner, NYC Public Design Commission

    This event is organized by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York, the AIANY Technology Committee, and Columbia University GSAPP.

  • May 2, 2019

    The New York Digital Design Community is a forum that focuses on showcasing technology-driven design by leading New York individuals, practices and universities. It is dedicated to disseminating the application of cutting-edge design methodologies and fabrication techniques related to digital technologies, computation, and digital prototyping in a collegial setting. In a series of quarterly events, design leaders from multiple industries showcase their most current and stimulating work at a variety of scales and stages of design. These gatherings bring together individuals from across the field who are in the forefront of developments in digital design, establishing a platform for those who are actively shaping a new profile for their industries and raising the bar for methods of practice in the future.

    In this installment of the quarterly series, three practitioners from WeWork and SHoP Architects will showcase the various design methods and technologies that they employ in their workflow, highlighting their recent work on in-house design tooling and infrastructure, as well as visualization techniques in their practice, respectively.

    Introduction and Moderation:
    Andrew Haas
    , Computational Designer, KPF; Director, AA Visiting School New York
    Alfonso Oliva, Director of LERA+ Consulting Structural Engineers

    Speakers:
    Andrew Heumann, Senior Scientist, Research & Applied Science at WeWork
    Jonatan Schumacher, Director of Design & Construction Technology at WeWork
    Christopher Morse, Associate, Interactive Visualization at SHoP Architects

    Schedule:
    6:30 – Doors open, networking and AR/VR experiences available
    7:00 – Introduction
    7:05-7:45 – Presentations
    7:45-8:00 – Open discussion with audience
    8:00-8:30 – Closing reception, networking and AR/VR experiences available

    Photo ID required for entering building.

    The New York Digital Design Community runs in collaboration with the AIANY Technology Committee and offers attendees AIA Learning Hours for Continuing Education.

    Register —>

  • January 29, 2019

    Upcoming event related to material technology, AIANY Technology Committee Co-Chair Nick Desbiens will be participating in the panel discussion.

    RSVP for February 7: Bionic Materials: Architect-led R&D for Tomorrow’s Building Blocks

    New research that combines the super powers of nature and technology is generating pioneering materials for interiors as well as exteriors. At the forefront of understanding new possibilities and applications are architecture and design firms with dedicated in-house Research & Development teams. Design reserachers will discuss the value of having in-house R&D for the practice as a whole, and present current projects that set new standards for building materials in terms of performance and health benefits to the end-user.

    Agenda
    Registration – 6:00-6:30
    CEU Panel – 6:30-7:30
    Cocktail Reception – 7:30-8:30

    Speakers
    Erik Berg Kreider, Senior Inudstrial Designer (BIG Ideas), BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
    Mitchell Joachim, Founder, Terreform ONE
    Nicholas Desbiens, AIA, LEED AP, Head of Digital Practice, KPF

    Moderator
    Molly Heintz, Editor-in-Chief, Oculus

    Organized by
    Oculus Magazine, Architectural Record, and BNP Media
  • October 2, 2018

    On Wednesday, July 11th, the AIA New York Technology Committee hosted its second New York Digital Design Community event at Arup’s office in downtown Manhattan. The event was moderated by Andrew Haas, designer at SOM and Alfonso Oliva, Director of LERA+. The speakers included Ian Mackenzie, Software Developer at Arup; Shamil Lallani, Façade Designer at Werner Sobek New York; and Jan Klaska, Lead Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects.

    The New York Digital Design Community is a forum that focuses on showcasing technology-driven design by leading New York professionals, individuals, practices and universities. The forum offers a collegial setting, for community members of all levels of skill and expertise, that is dedicated to disseminating the application of cutting-edge design methodologies and fabrication techniques related to digital technologies, computation and digital prototyping.

    In this installment of the quarterly series, the three presenters spoke about the various digital design methods and technologies that they employ in their everyday practice.

    First, Ian Mackenzie talked about Arup’s MassMotion software, which he uses to simulate the motion of pedestrians through diverse spaces, such as transit stations, stadiums, theaters and museums.

    Shamil Lallani then described the complex design of a 450,000-sf photovoltaic roof canopy, for which Werner Sobek New York is providing ongoing computational and structural design services, demonstrating how computational geometry processing and data management tools can enable the achievement of mass custom fabrication.

    Finally, Jan Klaska discussed the implementation of digital tools into his design approach at Zaha Hadid Architects, detailing how technological methodologies can allow for an incredible amount of diversity and complexity in form generation.

    Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

    Stay tuned for the next installment of the New York Digital Design Community, coming this fall! You can learn more at leraplus.com/digitaldesign.

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