Augmented intelligence: Empowering the Architect in Design and Construction


Randy Deutsch, FAIA, Architect, author, educator, speaker, AI researcher, and author of SuperusersThink like an Architect, and Adapt as an Architect, presents the big ideas impacting us today while asking and answering important questions: Who are the individuals that will carry our teams, firms, profession and industry into the future with confidence and aplomb? And, with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, what qualities will assure the architect remains relevant throughout their career?

In this fast-paced, thought-provoking session, Randy illuminates and demonstrates how AI helps to improve the making of buildings by leveraging emerging technologies and explores the role AI will play in contributing to more productive and successful businesses and careers. The presentation concludes with the announcement of the first-ever grant-funded AI Institute for Design and Construction.

This session was recorded live on February 25, 2021, as part of the Building Connections Congress 2021: Machine Learning’s Impact on Architecture and Design hosted by the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community.

Learning objectives

  • Explain how Artificial Intelligence is impacting architecture and construction via the role of smart assistants. 
  • Explore and demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence helps with risk management and mitigating threats by prioritizing risks. 
  • Learn how Artificial Intelligence can help in preventing budget and schedule overruns. 
  • Discuss how architects, engineers and contractors can adapt to the rise of Artificial Intelligence. 

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  • Randy Deutsch, FAIA, LEED AP

    Randy Deutsch


    Professor | University of Illinois

    Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP, is an educator, author, international keynote speaker, AI researcher...