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Design Matters with Anderson Anderson Architecture

Design Matters with Anderson Anderson Architecture Dates / Times 2018-09-19 to 2018-09-19 (17:00 to 20:00) Organization University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design Type Single Day Community 430 8 Ave SECalgary, ABT2G 0L7 403.220.6220 Design Matters is a thought provoking lecture series, presented by the Faculty of Environmental Design, that brings to Calgary a range of important speakers who will explore design in our contemporary culture. Mark Anderson and Peter Anderson present: Architecture in the Means of Production Over the last 20-30 years, the practice of architecture has changed more fundamentally and more rapidly than at any time in the history of the world, with advances in technology revolutionizing the way we design buildings. This has gone through many stages, beginning with the shifts from hand drawing to 2D CAD, then from 2D to 3D Modeling, on to parametric design and then Building Information Modeling. In parallel, the role of the architect has evolved as we achieve ever closer connections between the technology of design and the technology of production, expanding the integration of physical prototyping into the iterative design process, empowering the architect to draw ever closer to the means of production for the end product of our work. It is now commonplace for architects to produce their own 3D printed models of design work in progress on their desktops, prototyping micro-scale representations of components or complete buildings as part of the iterative process. What comes next, in the evolution of the architect? What happens when we can design virtual buildings in our computers, and then select an export option to put the building into production in the automated factories of the future? Do we want this power? Is it good for us to have this power? Will the clients, lawyers, bankers, insurers, and government agencies allow us to have this power? . Event Details. Location: 430 8 Ave SE, Calgary