Archived Computational Design Symposia

The Third Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling + Construction and Fabrication to be hosted by The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek) and Virterbi School of Engineering (Prof. Burcin Becerik Gerber)

30-31 July 2009

Los Angeles, CA. USA

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Digital Architecture London
Introducing the latest developments in digital design practice, the conference will explore new spaces, social interactions, design and fabrication processes, and speculate on architecture’s post-digital futures. DAL09 is directed by Ruairi Glynn with the support of London Digital Week, The Building Centre, Arup & The Bartlett School of Architecture

21st September 2009

London, England

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ACADIA 09: reForm()
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, is proud to host “reForm()” — A conference that explores how architects, engineers, artists and designers are using new HARDWARE, SOFTWARE and MIDDLEWARE technologies to transform the ways in which buildings and spaces perform, act and operate. ACADIA09 provides a unique forum for the examination of emerging research and design in today’s building and design professions.

22-25 October 2009

Chcicago, Illinois. USA

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eCAADe 2010 Future Cities
For the first time in human history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban regions. Contemporary cities are environmentally, socially, and economically unsustainable. The focus of the eCAADe 2010 conference is that of tools, methods, and theories that support the new design of new cities and the transformation of existing cities.

September 15th – September 18th, 2010

Zurich, Switzerland, at ETH Science City

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ACADIA 2010 Life in:Formation
The ACADIA 2010 conference will focus on the influence of computing and its impact on the changing nature of information in architectural education, research, and practice. With the ever-increasing integration of information technologies in the design laboratory, the discipline of architecture has changed profoundly in recent years. The Cooper Union will host this years conference in New York

October 21st – October 24th 2010

The Cooper Union, New York, United States

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ACADIA 2011 Regional Conference
Parametricism: Student Performance Criteria (SPC), is set to complement ACADIA’s mission of facilitating communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, with a specific focus on the impact of education and how computation and computational thinking, particularly the concept of Parametricism*, is poised to evolve design thinking and the future of architectural practice.

March 10th – September 12th, 2011

University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Architecture

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The Fifth Annual USC Symposium on Extreme BIM: Parametrics and Customization
to be hosted by The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek)

8 July 2011

Los Angeles, CA. USA

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By chance, now in this crucial moment, are offered new techniques of an enormous potential: biological techniques and digital techniques. And even fusion of both, in something that can be named biodigital architecture. One that has incorporated the advantages proportioned by the understanding of genetics in both ways, the biological and the digital way, that permit to face with hope some continuity also worthy, but this time a dignity for all The Earth.

June 1st – June 3rd 2011

ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona,

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ACADIA 2011 Integration Through Computation
The ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference will explore integrative trajectories and areas of overlap that have emerged through computation between design, its allied disciplines of engineering and construction, and other fields, such as computer science, material science, mathematics and biology. The conference will highlight experimental projects in which methods, processes, and techniques are discovered, appropriated, adapted, and altered from elsewhere, and digitally pursued.

October 11th – October 16th 2011

Calgary/BANFF Canada

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SmartGeometry 2012 Workshop + Conference
SmartGeometry is pleased to announce that sg2012 will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, in upstate New York USA from 19-24 March 2012. The sg2012 Workshop and Conference will be a gathering of the global community of innovators and pioneers in the fields of architecture, design and engineering.

March 19th – 24th 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY USA

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Evolving Computational Approaches to Pedagogy & Practice – Seeks to explore innovative responses by both practice and academia to the question of how digital technology can be utilized in processes of design, collaboration, fabrication, and construction.

12-14 April 2012

University of Minnesota College of Design, School of Architecture

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MEASURING URBANITY: densities, networks and urban fabrics
& City Induction: urban design with patterns and rules

The seminar aims at re-centering the debate of measuring urban form on the contemporary issues of designing, planning and regulating the extensive city. The workshop will address a specific urban issue using models for automatic measurement of urban indicators.

7-12 May 2012

Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges with a renewed mathematical rigor.

27-30 September 2012

Paris, France

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The conference will highlight experimental research and projects that explore the reciprocity and synergy between bits and atoms, the digital and the physical, and between digital code and material logic.

18-21 October 2012

San Francisco, California. USA

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This conference will focus on the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, preservation, conservation, massive digitalization and visualization/presentation of the Cultural Heritage content such as archeological sites, artifacts, monuments, libraries, archives, and museums.

29 October – 3 November 2012

Limassol, Cyprus

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