What is this digital design talk
Wednesday March 25, 2009
Noon-1pm, room 106
Keith Besserud is a studio head at the Chicago office of SOM (Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP). His studio is known as BlackBox, and utilizes cutting-edge digital design and computational techniques that exemplify SOM’s innovative approach to problem-solving and design. BlackBox contributes SOM’s rigorous inter-disciplinary process in areas of urban planning, architectural space planning, complex building geometry, sustainable design, and much much more.
Keith will discuss and demonstrate the innovative approaches that his
team utilizes in the design process. On a technical level, BlackBox
incorporates scripting, genetic algorithms, parametric modeling, emergent
behavior and other digital means of analyzing and proposing various design solutions for very large scale global projects.