MS student Doaa AlSharif will present her thesis"Parametric Exploration of Shading Screens: Daylight, Sun Penetration and View Factor" as part of the department's spring quarter thesis reviews. Her presentation will be from 2:00-3:00PM in Arc Hall G42
John Dylan Davis presents his thesis project as one of the department's Winter quarter thesis presentations.
Corey Collier and Dhara Mehta will be presenting their respective thesis projects as part of the department's thesis reviews for autumn 2016.
11th Conference of the International Advisory Group: Summit Forum of Art and Design Education
In an invited presentation, Brian R Johnson shared thoughts on the theme "Preservation and Expectation & Thinking and Changing" in a talk entitled "Design Computing: Connecting Past, Present and Future" at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA). A world-wide group of design educators, spanning fields from textiles to industrial design to architecture shared current practice, as well as reflections on the past and visions for the future.
The Shanghai Institue of Visual Arts (SIVA) has invited Brian R Johnson and Kimo Griggs to give a workshop on digital fabrication for two weeks in September, and Brian was also asked to speak at the 11th Conference of the International Advisory Group -- Summit Forum of Art and Design Education, in Shanghai, China.
We are pleased to announce that Bo Jung has received the Illuminating Engineering Society's Robert Thunen memorial scholarship!
Recent graduate Teng Teng presented his thesis research on "Transformable Physical Media" at the eCAADe 2015 conference in Vienna, Austria. View the presentation at https://mh-engage.ltcc.tuwien.ac.at/engage/ui/watch.html?id=c66d211e-702b-11e5-b61e-53010ec74bd1
Nicole Peterson has been awarded a Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Kimo Griggs will address the UW's DUB (Design Use Build) interdisciplinary research group during their annual retreat, describing the BE Fabrication facilities and research directions.
"Outside the Box" talk by Teng Teng will introduce and talk about NCF studio, the largest computational design platform in China. They seek to popularize the use of algorithm and parametric design in Chinese design firms and universities. NCF provides design firms with technical support and professional training, holds workshops and courses with universities and produces on-line teaching materials.
Brian R Johnson has been invited to participate in a Design Computing symposium at UNC Charlotte in celebration of the launch of their new Dual Masterâ€™s Degree program in Design + Computing.
Thesis Presentation: Siva Ram Edupuganti will present his MS thesis work "Dynamic Sunshade Analysis" at 10:00 am in Gould court. Siva's thesis addresses the potential daylighting benefit to be had from using active window-shading systems on buildings.
"Outside the box" talk by Yasaman Esmaili regarding the Arcosanti project in the Arizona desert and Paolo Soleri's vision of Arcologies (blending Architecture + Ecology), a vision of minimal resource consumption and pedestrian-oriented mega-structures that began more than three decades ago.
"Outside the Box" talk by Peter Schiller. about the agent-based pedestrian simulation package he developed as an undergraduate. The challenges, overall design, and possibilities of such an approach to predicting how people will use a space will be discussed.
Brian R Johnson has been invited to present ideas on "Hypervisualization" at the Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry (CIDCI) forum "What's the next dimension in building information modeling (BIM)?" in San Francisco.
The DMG (in the form of Kimo Griggs) will participate with other CBE research groups in "Laboratory and Lens" open-house event for prospective students.
Hunter Ruthrauff presents his MS Thesis project "[m]form" at 5:00 PM in Gould Court.
We've been blogged again! This time by archDaily. See Wing, Sherin. "Techne – See Spot Measure Daylight: Architecture Tools" 22 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Feb 2012. http://www.archdaily.com/210519
DMG members present various projects from the recent past, including Aperactive, Kinections, [m]form, WiiView, Tracery, and Experiments in Fabrication. This will be a good opportunity to see the kind of work being done in the group right now.
Lauren Johnson will present "InterLattice" as a part of the PUARL International Conference "Generative Processes, Patterns and the Urban Challenge" at the University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon.
Rob Corser presenting a lecture and digital design and fabrication workshop in Dubai.
Firefly (Grasshopper plugin) overview and demonstration by Jason Johnson. Noon in Gould 208J, lunch provided by Robert McNeel & Associates.
ACADIA 2010 Conference at The Cooper Union, New York City. Brian receives 2010 ACADIA "Society Award" Award of Excellence.
Scott Crawford presents his thesis project "A Breathing Building Skin".
This thesis is an initial exploration into the development of a breathing building skin. The design of current mechanical systems is questioned in response to alternative means of heating and cooling buildings as well as recent changes to building standards which re- quire passive ventilation strategies to be supplemented by some form of mechanical ventilation. This research thesis proposes a system of diaphragms as an alternative to the use of fans for distributing volumes of air.
The driving concepts for this project are the three types of evolution- ary adaptation; fl exibility, acclimation, and learning. Of particular interest is how these biological concepts relate to architectural design and design computing. Parametric modeling was used throughout the project to study a family of folding geometry. This allowed for the iterative development of a complex part that is capable of being manufactured from a single sheet of material. This research is signifi cant as it puts forth a potentially energy effi cient, and highly integrated alternative to fans while also illustrating a way of relating biological concepts of adaptation to architectural design.
Rob Corser will present his research investigation the potential for stress-activation of thin wood surface structure.
5:30-7:30--Conversation begins @ 6:30
Sponsored by 47°N
Brian R Johnson part of "Team of Experts" reviewing academic programs in Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Real Estate Management, and Construction management at Neapolis University in Pafos, Cyprus, on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus.
"Stress | Active" [ Gould 208 ]
A display of objects and research by Rob Corser related to digital fabrication and exploring the relationship of stress to form.
Mehlika Inanici, Greg Ward and Jan Wienold gave a full day workshop on HDR Photography and Glare Analysis in Harvard Design School.
Mehlika Inanici also presented her research on Image based Sky Models for Daylighting Applications in the International Radiance Workshop.
Mehlika Inanici has received a grant from the UW Royalty Research Fund (RRF) for her research titled "Development and Validation of Image based Sky Models for Daylighting Applications". The research project will continue till July 2010.
Recent graduate Kathleen Cheney will present a paper (co-authored with Mehlika Inanici) based on her MS Thesis work at the 2008 West Central Fall ACSA Conference: "ACSA - [architecture] in the age of [digital] reproduction" at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Rob Corser presented his design-build work from New Orleans at the "Imagining America" conference in southern California.
Mehlika Inanici has given a workshop titled "Recording Light" at Lightfair Institute, in Las Vegas.
Mehlika Inanici has been awarded the "Dean's Faculty Development Award" for 2008-2009. Congratulations!
Brian R Johnson has won the Department of Architecture's "Johnson/Hastings Faculty Research Travel Award".
Jerry Laiserin, noted technology writer and AEC speaker, will visit the DMG and CAUP as part of the College lecture series. His talk @ 6:30 on 4/23 will be titled "BIM: Building Information Modeling or Building Industry (Re)Modeling?"
The 26th Annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Florence, Italy. Daniel Belcher presents the JITC3 project paper in the Urban Mixed Realities Workshop.
Dipti Shah presented her MS thesis research and a related technology proposal. Her thesis is entitled "Mitigating Natural Disasters with Sensing Responding and Adaptive (SRA) Architecture" -- DMG project SRA.
As part of the Department's Architecture Hall Open House, the DMG will present a round-robin demonstrations of current research. A few of these are still not totally baked, but we hope to show you
TinMan - a 3D scanning application using a projector and digital camera
to scan 3D objects. Get your face scanned and turned into a
triangulated irregular network (tin) mesh for personalizing
your 3D models!
ARchitecture - an Augmented Reality (AR) experience of a BIM model of
the new Architecture Hall. A new way of seeing the world
around us and the designs we envision.
LIFE - An exploration of cellular automata through "the game of life"
and alternative rules. Endless hours of fun, and online too!
Gizmo - A wireless 'gizmo' that should be able to control the view of
a SketchUp model in real time. Think how this might link your
physical presentation model to your digital presentation!
GASP - This project explores Genetic Algorithms (GA) for Space Planning
(SP) and how they might be used to generate floor plan layouts.
Watch the design 'evolve' right before your very eyes!
Mehlika Inanici presented "Computational Approach for Determining the Directionality of Light: Directional to Diffuse Ratio" at the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) 2007 Conference, in Beijing, China.
New DMG member Kathleen Cheney has won the prestigious "2007 Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant" a significant and prestigious award from the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Mehlika Inanici gave a 3 hour workshop on High Dynamic Range Imaging at the Lighfair Lighting Institute in New York.
Chien-Lin Chen ("Jay") presented his thesis research on Dual View displays and navigation of building information at 6 pm in Gould 442.
Mehlika Inanici has received the Nuckolls Fund Grant for Lighting Education (http://www.nuckollsfund.org). The grant will be used to develop a course called "Computational Lighting Design", which will be offered in Spring 2007.
"Informed Design Decision Making through Building Performance Simulation"
Presentation by Mehlika Inanici
@ Eco Group - Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
12:00 - 1:30 pm.
"Virtual Lighting laboratory and Per-pixel Analysis"
by Mehlika Inanici
The Colloquium on the Built Environment
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
*Nanching Tai: "Measuring the Intangible for Designing the Tangible - A
Computational Method to Study Human Perception of Lighting: A Case study
of Vernacular Taiwanese Temples" on 11/17*
Thursday, November 17
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Faculty and students joined us to welcome new faculty member Dr. Mehlika Inanici to the DMG. Visitors were able to talk informally with her about her research interests and see some of the other ongoing and recent projects in the DMG.
Brian R Johnson participated in the Seattle Innovation Symposium, exploring where the next big thing might arise in digital technology and how to speed the process. A collection of computer science, business, and information-school participants from around the country participated in this two-day event. More information is available online at http://depts.washington.edu/uwsis/overview/overview.html
Ming-Chun Lee to present "Space Maker: Creating Space by Sketching It", and Dan Glaser to present "LiQuID: Lighting Quality for Design," at annual conference of ACADIA, Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture, http://www.acadia.org
Dan Glaser presents “Developing Architectural Lighting Representations,” in InfoVis, http://www.infovis.org/infovis2003, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization - Seattle
Markus Eng and Chen-Je Huang received Graduate Student Project Awards at the college's Recognition Day. Ben Hindman received Research Assistantship from NASA Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), with matching fund from NSF CCLI grant, and Varey Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Brian R Johnson awarded ACADIA Award of Excellence in Research as part of ACADIA annual conference.
Ken Camarata will present a poster on the Physical Computing education at the Fifth International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2002) "Keeping Learning Complex: Fostering Multidisciplinary Research Efforts", University of Washington, Seattle.
Digital Media Workshop @ Cornish
The DMG was invited to Cornish to lead a workshop on digital media. A team of DMG people joined with folks from Cornish to create multimedia content.
Sam Chu, from the Scientific Visualization section from National Center for High-Performance Computing in Taiwan, http://www.nchc.gov.tw visits DMG.
Dan Glaser and Osbert Feng from UC Berkeley visit - talks (1) 7/25 noon: Scythe and Sew: creating meaningful patterns in simulation data, (2) collaborative comunication with Livenote pen computing project.
In Matsue, Japan Mark D Gross gives keynote address at Software Symposium, a Japanese conference that has been annually held for the last 15 years. It is mostly for researchers and practitioners in software-related topics, primarily software engineering, but also HCI and AI. The conference has been organized by Software Engineer's Associates.
Visitor, Jen Lewin will present a talk on 'physical computing and interaction design.'
Brian R Johnson invited to speak at seminar in Madison Wisconsin. Seminar is titled 'The Challenges of Advanced Technology'. Title of talk is 'Beyond the Low-hanging Fruit'. Other speakers from HOK, Gensler, Texas A&M will also speak.
Brian R Johnson invited to ACADIA 2001 in Buffalo, N.Y. Participates in panel discussion among first 20 presidents of ACADIA and completes term as past-president.
Professor Mao-Lin Chiu, from the Architecture Department at National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan (the top-rated architecture school in Taiwan) will visit the DMG for demonstrations and discussion.
Dr. Russel Kirsch, National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now NIST), visits DMG and presents an informal colloquium on image processing and art.
Frank O. Gehry: The Architect's studio, Opening Reception and Curator's Talk 5:30-8:00 in the Henry Auditorium
new dmg web page goes online
Brian R Johnson presents 'Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit - Digital Technology in Architecture, Past, Present, and Future' presented at ACSA Technology Conference at MIT, Cambridge MA.
2:00 - Meeting with NBBJ at DMG to discuss possible shared interests and collaboration.
4:30 - Dept. of Architecture Professionals Advisory Council, Digital Technology Committee meets at DMG.
Conference at the UW in the HUB on Cyberspace and Society
SHAPING THE NETWORK SOCIETY
The Future of the Public Sphere in Cyberspace
A Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Symposium
DMG moves into Architecture Hall!!
A review of Brian R Johnson's book "Design Computing: Overview of an emergent field" has been posted to Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/Design-Computing-Overview-Emergent-Field/dp/1138930970) by the long-time architectural-technolgy consultant Jerry Laiserin:
"You CAN judge a book by its cover, and Brian Johnson's "Design Computing: An Overview of an Emergent Field" delivers exactly what the title promises. Johnson has successfully pulled together diverse threads of digital applications and implications for the built environment. Many books published in the last 20 or so years have covered single aspects of the field -- often in considerable depth -- but Johnson's "Design Computing" affords the broadest and most comprehensive survey to date. This book would serve as an insightful and useful basis for stimulating student thinking about digital design beyond the "low-hanging fruit" of slick renderings, animations and algorithmic geegaws. Highly recommended."
Scott Crawford (MArch '08, MS.dc '10) has been selected to receive one of the Department of Architecture's Distinguished Alumni Awards. We celebrate the success of our graduate!
In an online competition run by Anno books, following a multi-layered judging process that has included Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Zaha Hadid, and Kjellander + Sjoberg in the final juries, MS student Hunter Ruthrauff's "Tessy" project has been selected as one of handful of architecture projects included in the "Round 1, 2011" publication, putting it in the running for inclusion in the 2011-12 "Student Design Annual". Congratulations Hunter!
Visit http://www.annobooks.com/index/book for more information.
Brian R Johnson receives 2010 ACADIA "Society Award" Award of Excellence at ACADIA 2010 Conference at The Cooper Union, New York City.