Volker Mueller (Bentley Systems)
The increased availability of parametric tools for building design offers new opportunities in the design process. It lets design teams generate and explore design alternatives and variations, provides designers with high levels of responsiveness to changing project conditions, and lets project teams experiment with innovative approaches to inter-disciplinary collaboration throughout project design and delivery.
This workshop explores concepts of parametric design in theory and exercises, presents case studies, and offers opportunities for discussion. Adaptable to the knowledge level of workshop participants, this workshop will introduce fundamental to advanced concepts of parametric modeling. Illustrated by case studies, methodology will be presented how to conceive, develop, and edit a parametric design parti in response to an initial set of sustainable performance goals. Attendees will participate in parametric design exercises and will subsequently subject the parametric parti to change scenarios. Through these scenarios attendees will be able to evaluate intended or predicted design behaviors against their performance goals. They will also explore how parametric models can be modified to change their behavior in order to achieve or exceed defined performance goals.
Intended attendees are curious about the potential of parametric design and want to start or have recently started exploration of parametric design methods and tools. Each participant should prepare a statement of what they believe the primary benefit of their use of a parametric design approach will be. Participants interested in using the parametric design tool GenerativeComponents hands-on should bring their own laptops with the software already installed. Please contact the workshop leader Volker Mueller at email@example.com for information how to download the software which will be provided once workshop registration has been confirmed.
Attendees at this workshop will be granted a one-year license to Bentley’s Generative Components (a $250 value).
To advance their case studies in parametric design participants are encouraged to register for Earl Mark’s and Rob Woodbury’s workshop “Parametric Design Tools in Skilled Hands: Methods of Engaging Complexity” that follows on June 16th. They are also invited to a “Parametric Modeling Dinner” that bridges the two workshops on the evening of the 15th.