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.
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.
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.
SGA, an architecture and planning firm recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative firms in the world for the use of BIM in its Virtual Design and Construction approach, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.
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.
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.
LandDesign, an award-winning design firm offering urban design, planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture solutions to public, private and federal sector clients across the US, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.