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Saturday, May 6 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Evolving the Architectural Design Process Through Digital Fabrication LIMITED

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Digital fabrication is poised to change the architectural design industry in both compelling and concerning ways. Virtual and physical spaces, objects, and designs are on a converging path. Understanding the skillset inherent to this intersection is key to engaging the opportunities and developing designs that are not driven by, but inspired through the use of digital fabrication. In his book Change by Design, President of IDEO Tim Brown discusses three overlapping courses of a project describing an “inspiration space, ideation space, and an implementation space” each of which build a comprehensive design process. Adding a digital fabrication process to these first two phases of design (inspiration and ideation) builds stronger critical thinking, and has the possibility of building a stronger customer value proposition through new forms of communication and education. The implementation space that Tim Brown discusses though is an entirely new mode of development for designers outside of the “design-build” business model. Final implementation of the physical forms through digital fabrication of a design has incredible potential to significantly increase project scope, build office backlogs, and construct a bridge toward retail markets previously unimaginable at a wide scale within the design industry.

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David Beach

Presenter, Drury University
David Beach is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University. Specializing in digital design technology, David is an advocate of full digital immersion as part of a traditional design process leveraging technology to... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Meeting Room C