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CORE studio hosted the 2017 AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon in New York City last week.  It was our largest event to date with over 150 people attending the symposium, and over 100 people attending the hackathon.  16 new projects (most of which are open source) were produced at the hackathon, all attempting to tackle pressing issues in the AEC industry with innovative computational solutions.  

The symposium and hackathon were hosted in The Bridge at Cornell Tech.  The Bridge is a brand new building on Roosevelt Island that CORE studio had the honor of working on with Thornton Tomasetti’s Structural Engineering Practice, who provided engineering services for Weiss Manfredi Architects throughout the design and construction process.  AEC Tech 2017 was the first hackathon on Cornell Tech’s brand new NYC campus.

We’ll be following with another post focusing on the symposium ( including videos of the presentations and more photographs! ), but we’d like to share a few photos from the hackathon, and link out to all of the projects that were developed over the weekend.  As with previous years, the energy from the hackathon has been hard to shake this week … CORE studio is still abuzz from all of the incredible ideas and discussions, and the ferocious hacking sessions that went down over the weekend.  Our most heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who participated!


So, without further ado, here are the projects!


The hackathon winners:

  1. Duct People –
  2. Revilations –
  3. Airflow Network Visualizer –


And all the rest, in alphabetical order by project name:


And finally, some photos — Enjoy!

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Join CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. for the fifth annual AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon, for an advanced discussion on the future of the AEC industry.

We are proud to present the 2017 symposium theme of, Merging and Emerging: AEC Futures, focused on how the AEC and technology industry will develop through projected advancements in coming decades. Through three vectors: Site Futures (Robotics, Sensing, AR and Mixed Reality), Practice Futures (Cross-disciplinary collaboration, Machine Learning and AI), and Facilities Futures (Integration of sensing and data logging for the Built Environment), the symposium will investigate opportunities in implementing cross-industry tech and discuss emerging AEC technology.

The Hackathon is aimed for attendees to learn new skills, generate new ideas and processes for the AEC community through a predetermined challenge to result in an open-source product.

The Symposium will begin at 9:00 a.m., Friday October 20th. Following, the Hackathon will kick-off at 9:00 a.m., Saturday October 21st and conclude at 3 p.m., Sunday October 22nd.

Additional workshops will be held all-day at Thornton Tomasetti’s offices on Thursday October 19th. The workshops will be 4-hours each with a morning and afternoon session. Learn about D3.js and visualization, Tool Development in Grasshopper with Human UI, Dynamo, Konstru, and more. Workshops will be hosted by CORE studio, WeWork, Bad Monkeys, Mostapha Roudsari, and more.

Further information will be posted in the coming weeks regarding schedule, registration, and speakers. Continue to stay informed by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and checking our website.


Many thanks to our generous Symposium, Hackathon, and Workshop Sponsors!

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