The advent of the computer has changed how we design and build. It has created an infinite amount of potential for complexity and purpose in building design. Over the past few years, I have come to realize that architects and designers have no choice but to increase their digital understanding and skill sets if they […]Read more "Becoming A Digital Designer in the AEC Industry"
Holographic sky was created by the Design Labs Houston group at the architecture and design firm Gensler. Design labs Houston is a grassroots organization that experiments and works with future technologies and practices in the design industry. The installation was created for Transwestern as part of their artist series. For more information The Holographic Sky […]Read more "The Making of Holographic Sky"
watch the video here Autodesk holds a conference every year in Las Vegas that brings together 10,000 professionals in the construction, manufacturing, architecture, engineering and media industries to learn about innovations in the industry and to share experiences. This was my first year at the Autodesk University conference. One of my favorite sessions was the […]Read more "Autodesk University 2018 | Is generative design GOOD for space planning?"
Project Overview A popular design for walls and ceilings these days is to create a random assortment of blocks or other shapes that create depth to a previously flat surface. We will learn how to create a system like this in grasshopper. Create and divide the boundary surface into panels First, we need to define […]Read more "Create a block wall in grasshopper with random depths"
Project Overview A few months ago I was asked to create a custom wall graphic for a project and it provided the perfect opportunity to use grasshopper at work. We design spaces for this company all over the country and they always have a custom design that expresses their key values at the reception of […]Read more "Design an array of geometry at various scales with curve attractors in grasshopper"
Learning how to program teaches you how to think logically the same way that practicing architecture teaches you how to think spatially. It teaches how to approach large problems and break them down into small manageable pieces which is a skill that any profession can benefit from. Programming parallels architecture in the sense that simplicity […]Read more "An Architect Learning to Program"
Grasshopper can be a very intimidating software to learn. The tool requires you to look at architecture as geometry and physics rather than as strictly form. This can be challenging because it requires a different mindset; however, if you can get past this hurdle, the tool can be extremely powerful. With Grasshopper, we can iterate […]Read more "Tips on Getting Started with Grasshopper for Rhino"