What ‘The Future of The Professions’ Reveals About the Future of Architecture

13 November 2019 – The 'Future of the Professions' argues that technology is incrementally dismantling traditional professions, leaving professionals with an uncertain future. This in-depth review looks at where architecture might be headed.

Can Algorithms Design Buildings?

24 June 2019 – In a recent article for Architect Magazine, I look at the recent flurry of interest in generating building layouts automatically. I investigate why automated design has remained elusive for so many decades and I speculate on where this technology might take the industry.

Here Come Big Tech and the Venture Capitalists

10 May 2019 – In a recent article for Architect Magazine, I investigate why so many entrepreneurs are now taking on the building industry and why investors are pouring money into the sector.

How Coworking Spaces Affect Employees’ Professional Identities

17 April 2019 – The Harvard Business Review recently published our article discussing how coworking spaces shape the professional identities of employees.

Augmented space planning: Using procedural generation to automate desk layouts

13 June 2018 – In a paper for the International Journal of Architectural Computing we discuss a new algorithm for automatically laying out offices.

Why WeWork Thinks It’s Worth $20 Billion

11 September 2017 – A recent article in Wired touches on the work of WeWork's Research team.

Applying Machine Learning to Building Design

5 July 2017 – A talk about using neural networks to predict meeting room occupation, and what this might mean for the architecture industry.

Evaluating Buildings with Computation and Machine Learning

7 November 2016 – Although computers have significantly impacted the way we design buildings, they have yet to meaningfully impact the way we evaluate buildings. In this paper we detail two case studies where computation and machine learning were used to analyze data produced by building inhabitants. We find that a building’s ‘data exhaust’ provides a rich source of information for longitudinally analyzing people’s architectural preferences. We argue that computation driven evaluation could supplement traditional post occupancy evaluations.

SmartGeometry in Sweden and in Space

17 April 2016 – My coverage of SmartGeometry 2016 for Architect Magazine, which featured a lot of robots and talk of building in space.

Spatial Analytics: New Ways of Understanding Architecture at WeWork R&D

16 April 2016 – The first look at how WeWork’s R&D group measures architectural success.