Enhance your knowledge of ways you can use technology to advance your design solutions by developing your knowledge of prototyping, biomimicry, and the use of public data to inform projects. All will differentiate your practice and address public health, safety and welfare.
Noted architect, Billie Faircloth, AIA, Kieran Timberlake, will lead an interactive discussion of two projects presented by two architects, Cordula Roser Gray, AIA, Tulane School of Architecture, and Vera Parlac, University of Calgary. Brief presentations and handouts will allow the audience to engage in the conversation as they learn how technology can aid innovative solutions through the use of data, sensors, materials, biomimicry, modeling, structural innovations and more. The projects address design issues, while engaging citizens and other stakeholders, and showcases cutting edge research in adaptive building systems, material sciences, environmental, urban ecology, adaptation and embedded technologies, particularly as they relate to climate change, resiliency and sustainability.
DataField (shown below), developed in New Orleans, post-Katrina, addresses strategies for resilient communities that face challenges and opportunities to live with water. These strategies include urban hydrology management, citizen-engaged science, visualization strategies, data and sensors, and urban prototyping. Our second example (above) comes from the results of several senior research studios focused on material technologies, kinetics, synthetic biology and robotics in architectural systems and how technology can empower architecture to connect spaces, users and environment as one path to resilience. New construction materials and methods will be showcased along with benefits of research and technology in designing for the future.