Upcoming Online Salons
Transforming Construction through Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA)
Dr. Peter Court
July 30, 2021 at 8am PDT
The DfMA methodology, with its foundation of technological innovation, is transforming
traditional construction processes. Two case studies will describe how it adds value
to those involved in all steps of the construction process. The presentation will conclude
with a brief description of the next generation of DfMA.
When Buildings Design Themselves
Lance Hosey in conversation with Semiha Ergan
August 6th, 2021 at 8am PDT
Will machines ever be able to design buildings? Rather than debating about whether or when this might happen, we can ask, What if it did? How might architecture evolve if computers completely took over the design and construction process? This talk will explore the implications of a built environment un designed by people. Automation has the power to revolutionize the design industry and possibly eliminate architects in the process. Can architects get smarter about solving serious new challenges, or will they risk becoming obsolete?