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Technology and Design process revolution

Digital technology, and particularly model-based representation, is remediating design, construction and fabrication processes across the spectrum of building, infrastructure, industrial design, media, and entertainment. While these disciplines differ dramatically in required work processes and outcomes, they share similar approaches as they transition from the analog (drawings & models) to the digital (3D models, analytical algorithms, high resolution display). Phil will explore common themes in the re-definition of design/execution process across multiple disciplines, explore the implications for building design and construction, and how roles, responsibilities, business models, and results of the design process will be dramatically altered by the digital turn.

Phillip G. Bernstein is a Vice President at Autodesk, a leading provider of software for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. A practicing architect with twenty five years of experience, he leads Industry Strategy and Relations for the AEC Division where he is responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology serving the building industry. Phil was formerly with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects where he managed many of the firm’s most complex commissions. He teaches Professional Practice at the Yale School of Architecture. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Fellow of the AIA, and has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.


Apr 19,

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Building

Auditorium Room 1122

1205 West Clark Street, Urbana, IL 61801