Digital Drivers for Future Practices

November 2, 2021

6 AIA CEUS

Tech+ Where Data Meets Design

Tech+ provides a front row seat to the cutting edge technological innovations that are driving design forward. Earn up to 6 AIA LUs while unpacking the potential of data to inform smarter and more equitable architecture and urban design. Have access to optimized building performance, electric vehicle planning, and infrastructure aggregation practices while learning about new tools for mapping, modelling, data visualization, digital simulation, and fabrication. Hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper, this one-day virtual conference will include keynotes, presentations, panels, and demos from leading tech experts where AEC professionals can network and connect.

You won’t want to miss out.

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Unpack Smart Urbanism Practices

Discover Digital Tools and Resources

Hear From Experts at MIT, Cornell, Stantec, Placetailor, and More

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CO-CHAIR

Luc Wilson

Director of Urban Interface

KPF

SPEAKERS

Colin Booth

Managing Director

Placetailor

Timur Dogan

Director, Environmental Systems Lab

Cornell University

Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP

Practice Leader Urban Places and Smart Mobility

Stantec

Sarah Williams

GIS Expert, Professor of Technology

MIT Civic Data Design Lab

Katie Faulkner, FAIA

Director

PT-TECH

Nicole Mater, AIA

Project Architect

HOK

John Haymaker

Director of Research

Perkins&Will

Adam Chernick

Director of Interactive Visualization

SHoP Architects

AGENDA

This full day program features keynotes and presentations by industry thought leaders, as well as demos from an array of companies, both new and established. You won’t want to miss out.
10:15 - 10:30 AM ET - Virtual Doors Open
  • Dionne Darling
    Associate Publisher
  • Moderator
    Luc Wilson
    Director of Urban Interface

Big data can be used for good—from tracking disease to exposing human rights violations—and for bad: implementing surveillance and control. Data inevitably represents the ideologies of those who control its use; data analytics and algorithms too often exclude women, the poor, and ethnic groups. Sarah Williams will discuss how we can work with data in more ethical and responsible ways through examples from her own research. From collected data on Nairobi's matatu system to understanding Ghost Cities in China, Williams Illustrated and approach to working with data that generates policy debates, influences civic decisions, and informs design to help ensure that the voices of people represented in the data are neither marginalized nor left unheard.

  • Speaker
    Sarah Williams
    GIS Expert, Professor of Technology
  • Moderator
    Luc Wilson
    Director of Urban Interface
11:15 - 11:30 AM - Meet & Greet with Keynote
  • Speaker
    Olenka Jackson
    Co-Founder and CEO
  • Speaker
    Mike Martino
    Founding Principal

Increasingly, many firms are collecting and utilizing open data to create new models for urban placemaking. By creating new data models, they promote a new way to think about master-planning, housing, health, and development in our cities that unlocks previously unthinkable opportunities.

  • Speaker
    Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP
    Practice Leader Urban Places and Smart Mobility
  • Speaker
    Timur Dogan
    Director, Environmental Systems Lab
  • Moderator
    Luc Wilson
    Director of Urban Interface
12:30 - 12:40 PM - Meet & Greet with Panelists
ClientPay - Online Payment Solution Walk-through
Microsol Resources - 3D Visualization Software Brings Your Visions to Reality
Moetsi & CTRL Building - Real-time, 3D People Detection and Occupancy Data
OpenAsset - How cloud-based solutions are transforming the AEC world
1:10 - 1:20 PM - Expo Break
1:20 - 1:40 PM - Lunch Break
  • Speaker
    Ryan Camardo
    Account Manager
  • Speaker
    Sofia Jaramillo
    Account Executive
  • Speaker
    Craig Macdonald
    Senior Account Executive

The challenge of our century is to build high-performance, future proof housing. But how can one use advanced tools to promote equity and social justice? These design leaders offer unique approaches to meeting this challenge head on.

  • Colin Booth
    Managing Director
  • Katie Faulkner, FAIA
    Director
  • Moderator
    Luc Wilson
    Director of Urban Interface
2:40 - 2:50 PM - Meet & Greet with Panelists
2:50 - 3:00 PM - Expo Break

Join research, design, and technology leaders as they discuss the tools and techniques from within their firms that will define the future of design practice.

  • Speaker
    Nicole Mater, AIA
    Project Architect
  • Speaker
    John Haymaker
    Director of Research
  • Speaker
    Adam Chernick
    Director of Interactive Visualization
  • Moderator
    Luc Wilson
    Director of Urban Interface
  • Dionne Darling
    Associate Publisher
  • Moderator
    Luc Wilson
    Director of Urban Interface
POWERED BY

To be an effective designer today, you need tools to quickly develop your designs and accurately communicate them to all project stakeholders. Join us as we explore the Rhino workflow, from early design and model exploration to further refinement and documentation using Revit.

Joseph Freund, AEC Application Specialist at Microsol Resources, will demonstrate the new ability of the Rhino. He will share new features and tips & tricks for a seamless Rhino workflow, such as: inside Revit technology, using Grasshopper to extract geometry of a Revit element, and tips to writing your own custom scripts.

Learning Objectives
  • Grasshopper, a powerful generative design tool now fully integrated into Rhino, provides a solid foundation for many incredible third-party components ranging from environmental analysis to robotic control.
  • AutoCAD or Revit Workflows – So you’ve finished your design in Rhino, but now you need to integrate it into your Revit project cleanly. From a completely reworked annotation-style interface to better DWG support and Rich Text throughout, it’s now easier to convey the “what” and the “how” of your design accurately and clearly.
  • Boosting the new features of Rhino 7 and creating great-looking renders directly in Rhino.
  • Unique considerations to keep in mind while preparing CAD files using Rhino.
  • Joseph Freund
    AEC Application Specialist

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PRICING

Your conference ticket includes unlimited access to our online event, the advice and knowledge of our speakers, exclusive roundtables, a chance to network with others in the industry.

Early Bird Conference Tickets

$99

General Admission Conference Tickets

$125

Student Conference Tickets

$25

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