Workflow 2010: Designing Industry


Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Scott Marble, instructor, with Julie Jira

Theme 7: Expanding Practice / New Models of Network Practices

What are the future models of architectural practice facilitated by digital communication technologies in the context of increasing specialized information?  Does the ability to establish global networked practices tend toward the consolidation of expertise into large conglomerates or does it favor smaller, independent, more agile practices that join on a per project basis?

Anderson, Chris – The New New Economy- More Startups, Fewer Giants, Infinite Opportunity in Wired 17.06

Jansen, Michael – Worksharing & Woolf, Joe_ Made in Australia (drawn in Vietnam) in Take 5

Hensel, Michael –  Evolving Synergy_ OCEAN Currents, Current OCEANS and Why Networks Must Discplace Themselves in AD Volume 76, Issue 5

Image Credit: Anderson, Chair; The New New Economy – More startups, Fewer Giants, Infinite Opportunity in Wired 17.06


Filed under: Industry, Themes/Readings/Discussions, Workflow

Theme 5: File to Fabrication / The linchpin of Integrating Design and Production

How will file-to-fabrication process change the relationships between architects, fabricators, manufacturers and contractors? Do architects need to be responsible for manufacturing files to benefit from file-to-fabrication processes? If so, what are the new modes of knowledge requires for architects to include this as part of their work?

“Digital Production” by Branko Kolarevic in Architecture in the Digital Age:  Design and Manufacturing edited by Branko Kolarevic

Digital Production

“Size Matters: Digital Manufacturing in Architecture” by Fabian Scheurer in 30/60/90 Volume 12: Dimension
 “Out of Control: Experiments in Participation” by Situ Studio in 30/60/90 Volume 12: Dimension

Size Matters: Digital Manufacturing in Architecture and Out of Control: Experiments in Participation

Image Credit: Situ Studio

Filed under: Collaboration, Design, Fabrication, Software, Themes/Readings/Discussions, Workflow

Theme 4: Integrated Project Delivery and Guest Speaker Phil Bernstein of Autodesk

Does a structure that legally predetermines the boundaries between the team members of a project undermine the most productive relationships that form the basis of collaboration? What are alternative structures for organizing collaboration?

Negotiating an IDP Agreement

Experiences in Collaboration

AIA Document A295 copy

Image Credit: Negotiating an IDP Agreement

Filed under: BIM, Collaboration, Communication, IDP, Industry, Themes/Readings/Discussions, Workflow

Theme 3: BIM and the Organization of Information

Will BIM systematically prioritize the integration and organization of information over design flexibility? Is a single integrated model approach appropriate for the AEC industry and if so, what are the new disciplinary boundaries that drive the organization of project information?

Information Modelling as a Paradigm Shift by Sheldon, Dennis

Tectonics, Economics and the Reconfiguration of Practice by Sheldon, Dennis

A Trade to Retool Architectural Practice and Digital Modeling by Tombesi, Paolo, et al

Image Credit: Tectonics, Economics and the Reconfiguration of Practice by Dennis Sheldon

Filed under: BIM, Industry, Software, Themes/Readings/Discussions