This course explores
the use of advanced 3D parametric modeling and data exchange / sharing
technologies in architectural design through a small design project.
Through the course, students will learn how to develop ideas and
transform them into a constructible shape using various digital
design tools. The concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM)
and other computing technologies and tools will be also reviewed.
Project", which is a homonym of the title of this course and
also the title of a CATIA-based CAD system developed and used by
Frank Gehry's office, will be used as the primary design tool.
Basic and general understanding of
CAD system will be required for comparing and analyzing different
CAD systems. "Introduction
to Design Computing" by Thanos Economou (ARCH 4420) is
a prerequisite to undergrads.
Grading will be based on assignments
and term projects. Possible examples of term project include a portable
comping house, re-configurable studio furniture, a deployable
Dr. Ghang Lee
Office: Arch Bldg. 217
- Intro to Design Computing
(ARCH 4420, Athanassios Economou)
in Design Computing (COA8680, Eastman)
- Design Cognition (Eastman, Zimring)
- Design of Electronic Design Environments
(COA6763E, CS6763, Eastman)
- Engineering & Design Database
- Electronic Media (ARCH 6404, Dimitropoulos)
- Solid Modeling (Eastman)
for IT Adoption in the Building Industry (COA8903E, Eastman,
- 3D Modeling and Animation (Tolek
- Shape Computation (Athanassios