San Francisco

Parametric Design and You!

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
| Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Image courtesy Flickr user BAKOKO

When you look at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, it is clear that its gravity defying arcs, ramps and curves are the product of an immensely complicated engineering system. Called parametrical modeling, this system not only facilitates fantastical architecture but can also optimize buildings for sustainable, structural and economic efficiencies. Learn how its use is changing design.

+ Hao Ko / Gensler
+ Lisa Iwamoto / Iwamoto Scott Architecture
+ Andrew Kudless / Matsys
+ Allison Arieff / SPUR


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Free to members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

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