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!

Transform your Building Information into a Big Data Resource

We have recently created a database framework called Minecart which harvests data from building information sources such as Revit and IFC formats. Our database is designed to represent building information as a scalable relational structure connecting data across multiple projects, documents, elements, and parameters.

Reflecting on the Future of Work

A drafting studio at Bell Labs, 1942. Source “The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson As we approach the finish line for 2017, I continue to reflect on the state of the architecture and construction industry as I have in years past. As we contend with global issues … Continue reading Reflecting on the Future of Work

Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias

When we work with our clients to create data strategies or custom software, we often find ourselves facilitating and prioritizing a multitude of viewpoints, debating skepticism, and building consensus. In this context we have often found that understanding one variable, more than others, is central to navigating the complexities of stakeholder positions: professional bias. Biases … Continue reading Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias