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.
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.
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.