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

13 November 2019 – In the field of architecture, there is no shortage of keynote speakers, professors, Linkedin ‘thought leaders,’ authors, first-year students, venture capitalists, and Autodesk sales executives that are willing to pontificate about the future of the profession. Most of these musing assume that the architecture industry is an idiosyncratic profession driven from the inside – to predict […]

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.

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.

Modelling Practice

23 December 2015 – My keynote at the design Modelling Symposium on how data-driven design necessitates changes in practice.

The Growing Importance of Research in Practice

24 February 2015 – An article for ARCHITECT magazine where I interview three leading practices about their research.

What’s Next for Autodesk is What’s Next for Architects

19 December 2014 – My latest article for ARCHITECT magazine looks at what Autodesk presented (and didn't present) at Autodesk University this year.

Gender Inequity and Design Technology

9 November 2014 – My latest article for ARCHITECT magazine reveals that while more and more women are becoming architects, very few are becoming design technologists.