Automation in Computational Design

Stay competitive. Incorporate automation approaches into your workflow.


Creating our instruments of service has not fundamentally changed in years, relying on highly educated and compensated staff to manually, and inefficiently, manipulate building elements on paper or computer screen. To survive as a profession, we must abandon this 'business as usual' approach and embrace automation. In this session, Computational Design experts will describe various approaches to automation, and share how to incorporate them into your workflows.

This session was recorded at the 2020 Building Connections Congress, an AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community event.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to increase engagement and impact with automation tools.
  • Be able to identify where to incorporate automation in your firm.
  • Benefit from lessons learned and what may not be a good candidate for automation.
  • Learn how to assess the value of the knowledge that you are automating, and the risk associated with choosing to automate the task.

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