FutureNow 2021: Computational Thinking for a Changing World

Nov 6
9:00 am
5:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
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Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), the AIANY Future of Practice Committee, and a distinguished body of global computational design leaders on Saturday, November 6, for a one-day symposium to explore how computational thinking can be used to solve design problems. In our morning session, cutting-edge innovators will reflect on how computational thinking has influenced their work. Afterwards, workshop tables will conceive of computational solutions to complex, topical problems. Symposium attendees will be empowered to approach the impending future of computation in architecture with confidence. AGENDA 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast & Networking 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome & Introductions 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote #1 Speaker: Randy Deutsch, FAIA, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Industry Showcase Speakers: Kayleigh Houde, AIA, Global Computational Community Leader, Buro Happold Violet Whitney, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Design Technologies, Columbia Universityand Director of Product Management, Sidewalk Labs Robert Cervellione, AIA, AEC Workflow Specialist, Nvidia Lorenzo Villaggi, Senior Research Scientist, AEC Industry Futures Group, Autodesk 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Panel Speakers: Sandeep Ahuja, Co-founder and CEO, Cove.Tool Chang-Yeon Cho, AIA, Spatial Intelligence Director for Intelligent Places, Gensler Emily Goldman, Director of NYC Civic Innovation Fellows Program, BetaNYC Willy L. Zambrano, AIA, New York Region Representative, AIA Strategic Council; Founding Principal, ZAD Roderick Bates, Head of Integrated Practice, Enscape 12:45 PM – 1:25 PM Lunch & Networking 1:25 PM – 1:30 PM Welcome Back 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote #2 Speaker: Carlo Ratti, Professor of Urban Technologies & Planning, Director at SENSEable City Lab, MIT 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Workshop Introduction 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM Workshops 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Workshop Presentations 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks Required Reading: “Computational Thinking” (2006) by Jeannette M. Wing, Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University