Tectonics, Economics and the Reconfiguration of Practice: The Case for Process Change by Digital Means

August 8th, 2006 | Filed under: JAC | No Comments »

sheldon-thumb.jpgThe current programming culture in architecture could all too easily be written off as a youthful, geeky obsession with the algorithmic and the parametric among nascent practitioners, who have had little if any opportunity to build. The activities of Gehry Technologies run counter to this stereotype. Building on 15 years of experience at Gehry and Partners, Gehry Technologies was founded in 2002 as an independent organisation dedicated to the business of technological innovation and the development of architectural software tools. Dennis R Shelden, chief technology officer, discusses the wider implications
of a concentrated focus on technological tools and organisational processes for designers and the business of building. [pdf download]

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