Design Modeling Terminology

One symptom of being at the 'peak of inflated expectations' on Gartner's famed hype cycle is the often relaxed use of terminology used in discussion about highly publicized technology. In some cases, this 'relaxation' is due to unfamiliar vocabulary for new technology that will take time to synthesize around a clear set of definitions. In … Continue reading Design Modeling Terminology

4 Tactics for Your Digital Transformation

True ‘Digital Transformation’ means confronting our often entrenched institutional, cultural, and professional habits and challenging the core assumptions of how we will be working in the future. If there is one common theme to the topics on this blog, it is the digital transformation in the world of buildings. It is a topic that elicits … Continue reading 4 Tactics for Your Digital Transformation

Shape to Fabrication and Rhino Dev Day!

Next week (April 23-25) I will be visiting London for the Rhino New Developments Day and Shape to Fabrication conference. I will be joining colleagues from businesses including Heatherwick Studio, Arup, 3XN, Foster + Partners, Walter P. Moore, and more to discuss transformations in the digital practice of Architecture. Hats off to Simply Rhino and … Continue reading Shape to Fabrication and Rhino Dev Day!

Interoperability for the Building Industry – More Wicked Problems

This article is a follow up to my 2016 article “The Wicked Problem of Interoperability”. In that article I discussed the technical interoperability challenges presented by today’s ‘walled garden’ of tools and speculated on a future that was ‘interoperable by design’. In this article, I discuss persistent workflow challenges that are unsolvable by technology alone … Continue reading Interoperability for the Building Industry – More Wicked Problems