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ABOUT

DIGITAL DESIGN COMMUNITY

The Digital Design Community is a forum that focuses on showcasing technology - driven design by leading individuals, practices, and universities. It is dedicated to disseminating the application of cutting-edge design methodologies and fabrication techniques related to digital technologies, computation, and digital prototyping in a collegial setting. In a series of quarterly events, design leaders from multiple industries showcase their most current and stimulating work at a variety of scales and stages of design. These gatherings bring together individuals from across the field who are in the forefront of developments in digital design, establishing a platform for those who are actively shaping a new profile for their industries and raising the bar for methods of practice in the future.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue, Jul 14
Online Webinar
Digital Design Community Global Series | London
Kohn Pedersen Fox | Heatherwick Studio | Foster+Partners
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PAST EVENTS

Autumn '19 Event

November 06, 2019

 

Host:

WSP 

 

Speakers:

WSP 

Joseph Provenza, AIA, PE, LEED AP / Associate 

Elliot Glassman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD / Associate and Technical Principal

 

Turner Construction

Ayse Polat, AIA / VDC Manager, NY Main

 

Snøhetta

Sam Brissette / Designer

 

VR/3D Scanning Showcase:

NavVis

WSP

Moderators:

Andrew Haas / Founder of Digital Design Community; Computational Designer, KPF; Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York

Alfonso Oliva / Co-Organizer of Digital Design Community; Director of LERA+, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers 

Summer '19 Event

July 25, 2019

 

Host:

Buro Happold Engineering 

 

Speakers:

Buro Happold Engineering

Wolf Mangelsdorf, Dipl Ing (Arch) Dipl Ing (Civil) CEng MIStructE / Partner

Tom Ben-David, PhD, EIT, LEED AP BD+C / Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Kayleigh Houde, PE / Computational Community Leader 

 

KieranTimberlake

Mark Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C / Principal 

Ryan Welch / Principal

Christopher Connock / Design Computation Director 

 

Jacobs

Chitwan Saluja, Intl. Assoc. AIA / Director of Technology 

Moderators:

Andrew Haas / Founder of Digital Design Community; Computational Designer, KPF; Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York

 

Urban Futures Summer Series

July 10 - 17, 2019

 

Host:

The Cooper Union​

One of the biggest challenges for architects today is to plan for rapid advancements in technology and the changes these innovations have on society and our urban systems.  This lecture series explored emerging possibilities in advanced architectural design and urban futures, and exposed attendees to both professional expertise and the utilization of new technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres of what will encompass new conceptions on aspects of the city and how we inhabit in them.

The Urban Futures Series ran in partnership with the AA Visiting School New York, an intensive 10-day think-tank studio course hosted at The Cooper Union in July 2019.  It focused on developing urban solutions for the changing landscapes of our metropolises around the world.

 

​Lecture Curators

Andrew R. Haas / Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York; Computational Designer, KPF

Ali Farzaneh, AA PhD / Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York

 

​​Speakers

Dr. Tom Verebes / UrbanISMS: Four Short Stories About Hong Kong / Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor, School of Architecture and Design at New York Institute of Technology NYIT; Director, OCEAN CN / July 10, 2019 

Marvin Bratke / Conquering Urban Air Mobility: Resilient Architectures for Aerial Logistics / Head of Architecture at Brandlab, Founding Partner of BART//BRATKE, Visiting Professor at Universidad Internacional SEK / July 11, 2019 

Luc Wilson / How to Design Smart(er) Cities / Director, Urban Interface, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP / July 12, 2019

Violet Whitney, LEED AP BD+C / Urban Computation / Product Manager, Sidewalk Labs; Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSA / July 13, 2019

Snoweria Zhang / Between Space / Urban Innovation Architect, KPFui / July 14, 2019

    

Stefan Al, PhD LEED AP / The Future of Mobility and How it Could Shape Cities / Senior Associate Principal at KPF, TED Resident / July 15, 2019

Wolf Mangelsdorf / Wechselwirkungen—Reframing Urban Planning / Partner at BuroHappold / July 16, 2019

Ali Farzaneh, AA PhD / On the Biological Nature of Cities / Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York / July 17, 2019

Spring '19 Event

May 9, 2019

 

Host:

WeWork Headquarters 

 

Speakers:
Andrew Heumann, Senior Scientist, Research & Applied Science, WeWork
Jonatan Schumacher, Director of Design & Construction Technology, WeWork
Christopher Morse, Associate, Interactive Visualization, SHoP Architects

Adam Chernick, Associate, Interactice Visualization, SHoP Architects

 

Moderators:

Andrew Haas / Founder of Digital Design Community; Computational Designer, KPF; Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York
Alfonso Oliva, Director of LERA+ Consulting Structural Engineers

Autumn '18 Event

November 7, 2018

 

Host:

United Technologies Digital

 

Speakers:
Luc Wilson, Senior Associate Principal and Director, KPF Urban Interface

Nicholas Desbiens, Head of Digital Practice, KPF
Dan Levine, Associate Director, Solutions Engineering – United Technologies (UTC)
Jan Leenknegt, Architect and BIM Manager, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

 

Moderators:

Andrew Haas / Founder of Digital Design Community; Co-Director, AA Visiting School New York

Alfonso Oliva, Director of LERA+, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

Summer '18 Event

July 11, 2018

 

Host:

ARUP

Speakers:

Ian Mackenzie, Software Developer, ARUP
Shamil Lallani, Facade Designer, Wener Sobek New York
Jan Klaska, Lead Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects
 

Moderators:

Andrew Haas, Designer, SOM

Spring '18 Event

April 11 2018

Host:

LERA Consulting Structural Engineers 

 

Speakers:

Alfonso Oliva, Director - LERA+

Neil Katz, AIA, Design Associate - SOM

Daniel Innocente, Senior Designer - SOM

Islay Burgess, AIA, Digital Design Manager - GENSLER

Chang-Yeon Cho, AIA, Computational Leader - GENSLER

Alex Coulombe, Creative Director - Agile Lens

Moderators:

Andrew Haas, Designer, SOM

 

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