Free Generative Design – A brief overview of tools created by the Grasshopper community

It is no secret that we’ve been critical of the recent framing of “generative design” as a technological trend largely driven by product marketing. We’ve instigated lively Twitter debates, a full-length podcast discussion, and critical positioning papers. “Generative” is a term that carries some important historic context in the domains of computer science, art, and … Continue reading Free Generative Design – A brief overview of tools created by the Grasshopper community

Are you creating a culture that is toxic to innovation?

There was a Twitter thread recently that discusses what can be a trend of professionals exploring career paths outside the boundaries of conventional practice. While many important points have been made in this context, as is typical of most social media discourse, I feel that the thread exhausted the constraints of the medium and dissolved … Continue reading Are you creating a culture that is toxic to innovation?

Conveyor – Custom Workflow Implementations

Building design and construction fields continue to struggle with software interoperability and compatibility. This has resulted in wasteful processes requiring teams to laboriously rebuild geometry and manually recreate data when using different design tools. Today, the building industry’s modeling software is largely not designed with compatibility as a guiding principle and design teams are often … Continue reading Conveyor – Custom Workflow Implementations

Get the Lead Out – Overcoming the Barriers in Digital Transformation

On May 13 and 14, Building Design+Construction held their third Accelerate Live event in New York City. The event brought together some exceptional speakers who showcased work on transforming their businesses and teams with digital capabilities. For my talk, I chose to challenge some underlying assumptions about digital transformation and the need for strategies that … Continue reading Get the Lead Out – Overcoming the Barriers in Digital Transformation