A few weeks ago I decided to embark on a creative adventure. I started a new career as a design technology specialist at the architecture and design firm Gensler. I have worked at this firm for over six years as an architectural designer but my passions and interests have shifted towards design technology. My […]Read more "#100DaysCreative: First Quarter"
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"
As part of the Udacity VR developer Nanodegree program I am currently taking, we get to make games. For me, this is really exciting because I grew up playing video games and to be able to make one of my own is a real treat. As beginners, we often take very small steps on the way […]Read more "A Simple VR Game"