New York Digital Design Community

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The New York Digital Design Community is a forum that focuses on showcasing technology-driven design by leading New York individuals, practices, and universities. It is dedicated to disseminating the application of cutting-edge design methodologies and fabrication techniques related to digital technologies, computation, and digital prototyping in a collegial setting. In a series of quarterly events, design leaders from multiple industries will showcase their most current and stimulating work at a variety of scales and stages of design. These gatherings will bring together individuals from across the field who are in the forefront of developments in digital design, establishing a platform for those who are actively shaping a new profile for their industries and raising the bar for methods of practice in the future.

In this installment of our series, practitioners from KPF Urban Interface, United Technologies (UTC), and BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group will present on the various digital design methods and technologies that they employ in their design workflow, highlighted at various scales through their recent work.

Organizers and Moderators:
Andrew Haas, Assoc. AIA, Program Co-Director, Architectural Association Visiting School New York
Alfonso Oliva, Associate/Director, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

Introductions by AIANY Technology Committee Co-Chairs:
Michael Brotherton, AIA, VP of Operations, SITU Fabrication 
Alexandra Pollock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Design Technology, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative

Luc Wilson, Senior Associate Principal and Director, KPF Urban Interface
Dan Levine, Associate Director, Solutions Engineering - United Technologies (UTC)
Jan Leenknegt, Architect and BIM Manager, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group


Due to building security requirements, a state-issued photo ID or valid passport is required to obtain building entry. Advanced registration is required. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and pizza will be served.

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