On Friday, April 25, Integration Engineer Matthew Naugle will host an all-day workshop, during which he will teach advanced panelization techniques utilizing Grasshopper for Rhino. Participants will be exposed to methods of rationalization and optimization using the Galapagos, Kangaroo, and TT Toolbox plugins.
Be sure to also check out Vice President Edward Peck of our Building Skin practice, who will be presenting “ETFE: Trend or Resilient Technology?” Thursday, April 24, on the first day of the symposium. You certainly do not want to miss this one!
For more information about speakers and workshops, jump on over to the Facades+ website.
Ennead Architects recently approached us to collaboratively submit an entry for a custom designed self shading insulated glazing unit for the TexFab competition. Over the course of two weeks, Brian Guerrero and Aniju Varughese from our building skin group, Colin Schless and Vamshi Gooje from our sustainability group and Jonatan Schumacher and Robert Otani from the Advanced Computational Modeling Team collaborated with five architects of the R&D entity EnneadLab to design an innovative IGU. The proposal was based on a research project that Ennead had previously started internally, and they saw the TexFab competition as an opportunity to continue their previous efforts. Ennead was also very interested in teaming up with our Skin, Sustainability and ACM groups for enhanced research opportunities.