Studio Ma: Firm Profile

Studio Ma, an internationally recognized architecture and planning firm that is laser-focused on sustainable and environmentally responsive design, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

On the whole, wInterestingly, the software and technology we are using to work remotely has helped us to work together better, because our language has become more precise and our habits more consistent and conscientious. We now have a better quality-control protocol, because we can’t make assumptions and we have to check in with each other. This has only increased since the onset of the pandemic because the lack of in-person engagement necessitated even greater precision and more deliberate engagement.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2020/FirmProfile-StudioMa.html

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering: Firm Profile

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering, a leading tribally-owned architectural, engineering, and design firm that specializes in the federal, state, municipal, commercial and tribal markets and has a singular dedication to environmental stewardship, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

At 7GAE, we try not to say, “Well, we’ve always done it that way!” We embrace change and growth, so we are continually looking to expand our knowledge and incorporate new hardware and software into our workflow. As the AEC industry changes, we aim to keep our staff educated and enthusiastic about embracing that change. Our desire is to stay on the cutting edge of AEC technology by adding new tech to our standard workflow and processes as we work toward the common goal of providing unique solutions to unique projects. 

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2020/FirmProfile-7GAE.html

Body Lawson Associates: Firm Profile

Body Lawson Associates, an acclaimed architecture, interiors, and urban design practice founded in 1993 and operating in the United States and globally, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

On the whole, we see AEC technology as becoming more versatile, faster, and easier to implement. However, we hope it can also better address the twin challenges of security and robust remote work.  Additionally, most of the manufacturing world is adopting robotics, and we have not embraced these technologies much in the AEC world. I see the AEC industry in the future starting to better integrate AI and robotics into our work.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2020/FirmProfile-BodyLawsonAssociates.html

The Momentary: Project Profile

Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA) describes the implementation of AEC technology on its “The Momentary” project, a new art space satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

WKA employed technologies that would help us to maintain a presence on site virtually, allowing a higher precision of coordination for existing building elements as they related to new work. The workflow of “laser scanning > BIM modeling of existing > selective demo coordination > Photoscanning > iterative design modeling in BIM > selective performance modeling > construction informed by BIM > remote CA presence” enabled efficient responses to a complex series of conditions from a distance.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2020/ProjectProfile-TheMomentary.html

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel: Firm Profile

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, an International architecture and cross-disciplinary design firm headquartered in Milan, Italy, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

There is a shift from the traditional design to a data driven design. There will be a moment in the future when we will no longer be sharing models but data. We can already collect data from our past projects – we can learn lessons now by extracting information from our models while, not long ago, we learned these lessons by looking at drawings.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2020/FirmProfile-ACPV.html

People Profile: Kayleigh Houde

Kayleigh Houde, a computational engineer who spearheads the Computational Collective at BuroHappold, shares her experiences and insights on AEC technology in this Profile.

“…there hopefully will come a time (in the not so distant future) where a group of firms or teams develops a suite of code-based toolkits that have the backing of decades of AEC knowledge.”

URL: http://aecbytes.com/profile/2020/PeopleProfile-KayleighHoude.html

Project Profile: Beehive Bridge

The “Beehive Bridge” is a 265-foot-long highway overpass in the city of New Britain, Connecticut, connecting the two parts of the city that are divided by a highway. Svigals + Partner created a design scheme for a pedestrian-friendly streetscape with an abstract take on the “beehive” theme that has long been associated with New Britain—it features colorful translucent panels in an abstract honeycomb pattern that separate the overpass visually from the highway below

In this profile, Svigals + Partners describes the implementation of AEC technology on this project.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2019/ProjectProfile-BeehiveBridge.html

Project Profile: Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport is a new, 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use hub and lifestyle destination at Singapore’s Changi Airport, one of the world’s busiest aviation facilities. The project opened this spring and has drawn acclaim for its unique design, highlighted by the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and a translucent, ovoid-shaped gridshell roof spanning 650 feet (200 meters) across. The building combines retail, restaurants, a hotel, and expansive indoor garden and leisure facilities, all publicly accessible and linked to airport terminals and Singapore’s public transit.

Cristobal Correa, Principal of Structures at BuroHappold, who is the project director of Jewel Changi Airport describes the implementation of AEC technology on this project.

URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2019/ProjectProfile-JewelChangiAirport.html